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adventurism Line breaks: ad¦ven¦tur|ism
Pronunciation: /ədˈvɛntʃərɪz(ə)m/

Definition of adventurism in English:


[mass noun]
The willingness to take risks in business or politics; actions or attitudes regarded as reckless or potentially hazardous.
Example sentences
  • Only in this manner can we hope to reduce the risks of adventurism and miscalculation in a world that retains many thousands of nuclear weapons.
  • To make such a claim is nothing but reckless adventurism.
  • Its reckless adventurism could have resulted in a nuclear conflagration.



Pronunciation: /ədˈvɛn(t)ʃərɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • There have been serious accidents in both countries' military installations and nuclear facilities, including scores of aircraft crashes, fires, and adventurist actions by commanders.
  • She also expressed sadness that people gossip casually on the prospect their government might be destabilized, or their elected leadership deposed by ‘adventurists’ when such talk ‘should alarm them.’
  • They rightly fear that the adventurist posture may prove very costly to their own interests, even to survival.

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