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venturesome

[ven-cher-suh m] /ˈvɛn tʃər səm/
adjective
1.
having or showing a disposition to undertake risky or dangerous activities; daring:
a venturesome investor; a venturesome explorer.
2.
attended with risk; hazardous:
Auto racing is a venturesome sport.
Origin of venturesome
1655-1665
1655-65; venture + -some1
Related forms
venturesomely, adverb
venturesomeness, noun
overventuresome, adjective
unventuresome, adjective
Synonyms
1. enterprising; rash. 2. risky, perilous, unsafe.
Antonyms
1. cautious.
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  • Wild and venturesome thou hast ever been, but never unmindful of thy sex or thy station.

  • But there are alleys, and alleys, as the venturesome lady found to her cost.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden
  • For my part, I should surmise that he is no more than one of our venturesome fur-hunters.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • She played ungodly songs, but Mary Hope had a venturesome spirit.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • "Your head's better than hers, young man," the venturesome relative insisted.

    The Way to Peace Margaret Deland
  • Because I'd rather have you with me, you venturesome youth—then I should know you were safe.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • Finally the venturesome engineer walked closer into the dark corner where the sick man lay—and by Heaven!

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • "I shall bring the maid to you," said Skirnir the venturesome.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
British Dictionary definitions for venturesome

venturesome

/ˈvɛntʃəsəm/
adjective
1.
willing to take risks; daring
2.
hazardous
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Word Origin and History for venturesome
adj.

1660s, from venture + -some (1).

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