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[ad-ven-chuh-riz-uh m] /ædˈvɛn tʃəˌrɪz əm/
defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior.
rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs.
Origin of adventurism
1835-45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm
Related forms
adventurist, noun
adventuristic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adventurism
  • 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.
  • What drew him was their adventurism-their eagerness to push themselves way out there.
  • And in truth, there was plenty of pure adventurism afoot in the left, as nobody can deny.
  • Dave- at this point, the burden of proof is on those supporting this idiotic, pointless military adventurism.
  • In neither of them is military adventurism popular with voters.
  • It should not be held hostage to domestic political adventurism.
British Dictionary definitions for adventurism


recklessness, esp in politics and finance
Derived Forms
adventurist, noun
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