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Pronunciation:  ad'venchurus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

ADVENTUROUS is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adventuresome, audacious, daring, sporting, swaggering, swashbuckling, venturesome, venturous
 Antonyms: unadventurous
 See Also: bold, brave, courageous, fearless, incautious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*ven"tur*ous\, a. [OE. aventurous, aunterous, OF.
aventuros, F. aventureux, fr. aventure. See {Adventure}, n.]
1. Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to
   embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied
   to persons.

         Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve.

2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger;
   requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an
   adventurous undertaking, deed, song.

Syn: Rash; foolhardy; presumptuous; enterprising; daring;
     hazardous; venturesome. See {Rash}.

Thesaurus Terms
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