venturesome
adjective Date: 1661 1. involving risk ; hazardous <
a venturesome journey
>
2. inclined to court or incur risk or danger ; daring <
a venturesome investor
>
Synonyms: see adventurousventuresomely adverbventuresomeness noun

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  • Venturesome — Ven ture*some, a. Inclined to venture; not loth to run risk or danger; venturous; bold; daring; adventurous; as, a venturesome boy or act. {Ven ture*some*ly}, adv. {Ven ture*some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venturesome — index aleatory (perilous), hot blooded, imprudent, impulsive (rash), insecure, resourceful …   Law dictionary

  • venturesome — 1660s, from VENTURE (Cf. venture) + SOME (Cf. some) …   Etymology dictionary

  • venturesome — *adventurous, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy Analogous words: bold, audacious, intrepid, *brave: stout, sturdy, stalwart (see STRONG) Contrasted words: *timid, timorous: *fearful, apprehensive, afraid …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • venturesome — [adj] courageous adventurous, aggressive, audacious, bold, brave, daredevil, daring, enterprising, fearless, foolhardy, gutsy, intrepid, overbold, plucky, pushy, rash, reckless, resourceful, risky, spirited, spunky, stalwart, stout, sturdy,… …   New thesaurus

  • venturesome — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action …   English terms dictionary

  • venturesome — [ven′chərsəm] adj. 1. inclined to venture, or take chances; daring 2. involving danger or risk; risky; hazardous venturesomely adv. venturesomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • venturesome — venturesomely, adv. venturesomeness, n. /ven cheuhr seuhm/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • venturesome — [[t]ve̱ntʃə(r)səm[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as venturesome, you mean that they are willing to take risks and try out new things. [FORMAL] ...the venturesome graduate who is determined to succeed. Syn: adventurous …   English dictionary

  • venturesome — adjective especially literary 1 a venturesome person is always ready to take risks 2 a venturesome action involves taking risks venturesomeness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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