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enterprising

[en-ter-prahy-zing]
adjective
1.
ready to undertake projects of importance or difficulty, or untried schemes; energetic in carrying out any undertaking: Business is in need of enterprising young people.
2.
characterized by great imagination or initiative: an enterprising foreign policy.

Origin:
1565–75; enterprise + -ing2

enterprisingly, adverb
nonenterprising, adjective
unenterprising, adjective
unenterprisingly, adverb


1. venturous, venturesome, resourceful, adventurous. See ambitious.


1. timid, cautious.
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enterprising (ˈɛntəˌpraɪzɪŋ)
 
adj
ready to embark on new ventures; full of boldness and initiative
 
'enterprisingly
 
adv

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enterprising
1610s, prp. adj. from enterprise.
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