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adventuresome

[ad-ven-cher-suh m] /ædˈvɛn tʃər səm/
adjective
1.
bold; daring; adventurous.
Origin of adventuresome
1725-1735
1725-35; adventure + -some1
Related forms
adventuresomely, adverb
adventuresomeness, noun
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  • Besides, with her adventuresome and fearless nature, she'd not be satisfied merely to look on from afar—she'd want them to land.

    Creatures of Vibration Harl Vincent
  • Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the adventuresome.

  • And this fellowship, or intimacy, which he courted was destined to send Caillette forth on a strange and adventuresome mission.

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • He was not lazy, but he was adventuresome, and steady employment held for him no attraction.

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
  • Campaigning with the 2d corps in 1864 was strenuous enough to satisfy the most adventuresome.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • I realized that I should not be able soon to undertake any adventuresome travels, and I could not reach home by any easy stages.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • The ships of Portugal were the most adventuresome of any that ploughed the ocean.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
Word Origin and History for adventuresome
adj.

1731, from adventure + -some (1).

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