venturesome

[ven-cher-suhm]
adjective
1.
having or showing a disposition to undertake risky or dangerous activities; daring: a venturesome investor; a venturesome explorer.
2.
attended with risk; hazardous: Auto racing is a venturesome sport.

Origin:
1655–65; venture + -some1

venturesomely, adverb
venturesomeness, noun
overventuresome, adjective
unventuresome, adjective


1. enterprising; rash. 2. risky, perilous, unsafe.


1. cautious.
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venturesome or venturous (ˈvɛntʃəsəm, ˈvɛntʃərəs)
 
adj
1.  willing to take risks; daring
2.  hazardous
 
venturous or venturous
 
adj

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Example sentences
Subprime loans give shaky borrowers a chance to buy a home and venturesome lenders the opportunity to earn higher returns.
For the more venturesome, there are numerous isolated roadside and back-country picnic and campsites.
Cottonwood appealed to the more venturesome, those who wanted their own home and business.
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