noun Date: 1932 improvisation or experimentation (as in politics or military or foreign affairs) in the absence or in defiance of accepted plans or principles • adventurist nounadventuristic adjective

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  • adventurism — n. 1. recklessness in politics or foreign affairs. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adventurism — [ad ven′chər iz΄əm, ədven′chər iz΄əm] n. actions or tactics, esp. in politics or international relations, that are regarded as recklessly daring and involving the risk of serious consequences adventurist n., adj. adventuristic adj …   English World dictionary

  • adventurism — [[t]ædve̱ntʃərɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Adventurism is a willingness to take risks, especially in order to obtain an unfair advantage in politics or business. Lenin dismissed guerrilla warfare as adventurism …   English dictionary

  • adventurism — adventurist, n. adventuristic, adj. /ad ven cheuh riz euhm/, n. 1. defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior. 2. rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, esp. in political or international affairs. [1835 45; ADVENTURE +… …   Universalium

  • adventurism — noun The taking of excessive risks by a government in their political, economic or foreign affairs …   Wiktionary

  • adventurism — ad|ven|tur|is|m [ədˈventʃərızəm] n [U] when someone who is in charge of a government, business, army etc takes dangerous risks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • adventurism — ad|ven|tur|ism [ əd ventʃə,rızəm ] noun uncount a way of managing a business, government, or army that is considered dangerous and might have negative results ╾ ad|ven|tur|ist noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • adventurism — ad ven·tur·ism || tʃərɪzÉ™m n. experimentation or irresponsible acts or policies (especially by a government or someone in power) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adventurism — noun willingness to take risks in business or politics. Derivatives adventurist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • adventurism — ad·ven·tur·ism …   English syllables

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