Inclined to adventure willing to bear risk vulnerable to embark in hazardous enterprise rashly bold put on individuals
- happy to undertake or looking for brand-new and daring enterprises
- Inclined to adventure; prepared to bear risk; susceptible to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly bold; -- put on persons.
- filled with hazard; attended with danger; revealing to risk; requiring courage; rash; -- placed on acts; because, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song.
mid-14c., "hazardous" (additionally "occurring by chance," belated 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of individuals, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Good sense advancement is by "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).
(n.) Inclined to adventure; prepared to bear danger; susceptible to embark in dangerous enterprise; rashly daring; -- put on persons.
- (letter.) saturated in threat; attended with risk; exposing to risk; needing courage; rash; -- put on functions; because, an adventurous task, deed, tune.
His adversaries vainly endeavoured to gain him by favour, for as court-marshal and senator he was still more hostile to the dominant patricians who followed the adventurous policy of Magnus de la Gardie.