What does adventurous mean?

adventurous meaning in General Dictionary

Inclined to adventure willing to bear risk vulnerable to embark in hazardous enterprise rashly bold put on individuals

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  • 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.

adventurous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.).

adventurous meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Inclined to adventure; prepared to bear danger; susceptible to embark in dangerous enterprise; rashly daring; -- put on persons.

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  • (letter.) saturated in threat; attended with risk; exposing to risk; needing courage; rash; -- put on functions; because, an adventurous task, deed, tune.

Sentence Examples with the word adventurous

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.

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