adjective Date: 1565 venturesomeventurously adverbventurousness noun

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  • Venturous — Ven tur*ous, a. [Aphetic form of OE. aventurous. See {Adventurous}, {Venture}, n.] Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adveturous; as, a venturous soldier. Spenser. [1913 Webster] This said, he paused not, but with venturous arm He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venturous — index aleatory (perilous), imprudent, impulsive (rash), insecure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • venturous — 1560s, aphetic form of ADVENTUROUS (Cf. adventurous), influenced by VENTURE (Cf. venture) …   Etymology dictionary

  • venturous — [ven′chər əs] adj. VENTURESOME venturously adv. venturousness n …   English World dictionary

  • venturous — adjective disposed to venture or take risks audacious visions of the total conquest of space an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas the most daring of contemporary fiction writers a venturesome investor a venturous spirit • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • venturous — venturously, adv. venturousness, n. /ven cheuhr euhs/, adj. venturesome. [1555 65; VENTURE + OUS; see ADVENTUROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • venturous — adjective Adventurous; venturesome; willing to undertake activities involving risk. See Also: venture, nothing ventured, nothing gained …   Wiktionary

  • venturous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Taking or willing to take risks: adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, daredevil, daring, enterprising, venturesome. See SAFETY. 2. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury: adventurous, chancy,… …   English dictionary for students

  • venturous — ven·tur·ous || ventʃə(r)É™rÉ™s adj. willing to take risks, adventurous; risky, dangerous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venturous — a. See venturesome …   New dictionary of synonyms

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