adventurism

[ad-ven-chuh-riz-uhm]
noun
1.
defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior.
2.
rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs.

Origin:
1835–45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm

adventurist, noun
adventuristic, adjective
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adventurism (ədˈvɛntʃəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
recklessness, esp in politics and finance
 
ad'venturist
 
n

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Example sentences
What was for the former a necessary romance, was for the latter an extravagant
  and pointless adventurism.
It was a blistering critique of an ill-conceived policy, ill-advised foreign
  adventurism and ill-waged warfare.
We viewed that sort of imperial adventurism with disdain.
And in truth, there was plenty of pure adventurism afoot in the left, as nobody
  can deny.
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