adventurousness

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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