adventurous

[ad-ven-cher-uhs]
adjective
1.
inclined or willing to engage in adventures; enjoying adventures.
2.
full of risk; requiring courage; hazardous: an adventurous undertaking.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French

adventurously, adverb
adventurousness, noun
nonadventurous, adjective
nonadventurously, adverb
nonadventurousness, noun
unadventurous, adjective
unadventurously, adverb
unadventurousness, noun


1. bold, daring, venturous, venturesome.
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adventurous (ədˈvɛntʃərəs)
 
adj
1.  Also: adventuresome daring or enterprising
2.  dangerous; involving risk
 
ad'venturously
 
adv

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adventurous
mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from O.Fr. aventuros (Mod.Fr. aventureux), from aventure (see adventure). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).
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Example sentences
He was in fact one of the most adventurous buyers anywhere in the world.
One of the most adventurous things I've done over the last few years is start a
  couple of magazines.
Here's to adventurous scientists, and to many more wonderful discoveries.
It is safe to predict that none of these films will be artistically adventurous.
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