Definition of adventurous in English:

adventurous

Syllabification: ad·ven·tur·ous
Pronunciation: /adˈvenCHərəs, əd-
 
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adjective

  • 1Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences: let’s be adventurous an adventurous traveler
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    • We are reminded that boys are conditioned from an early age to be adventurous and take risks, while girls are taught to be cautious and not stray too far.
    • If you feel adventurous, like new experiences, and have a fairly grounded personality, go for it.
    • Residents of the former East Germany are making up for the years of enforced immobility by becoming the world's most adventurous travellers.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1Involving new ideas or methods: they wanted more adventurous meals
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    • In the same vein as the successful restaurants gaining acclaim in Fossgate and Walmgate, it offers adventurous meals which sound mouth-watering.
    • The influence of sociology also encouraged experimentation with a variety of more adventurous and imaginative research methods and new sources of data.
    • While the dynamics of the market are currently pioneering and adventurous, these costs will only grow as the infrastructure enlarges.
  • 1.2Full of excitement: my life couldn’t be more adventurous
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    • She continued, wringing her hands in excitement to finish her adventurous story.
    • At the end of the line, all they may have is a head full of adventurous mishaps to tell their grandchildren about.
    • They embarked on a life that was both romantically adventurous and cozily domestic.
    Synonyms
    risky, dangerous, perilous, hazardous, precarious, uncertain; exciting, thrilling

Derivatives

adventurously

adverb
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  • We offer opportunities to play safely but adventurously, and take part in activities that include rural and seasonal crafts, games, story walks and informal learning in an environmentally friendly setting.
  • I wanted to check that if we were going to push forward fairly adventurously with an interesting programme for the future that the company were up for it.
  • Although I'm all in favour of living as adventurously as possible, some fantasies don't combine so well with reality.

adventurousness

noun
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  • I think the problem was a lack of adventurousness on the part of the so-called independent studios.
  • He lacks the adventurousness of others known for similar roles, appearing stuffy, staid, and stoic by comparison.
  • She brought absolute mastery and compelling musical adventurousness to one of the most difficult works in the repertoire.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French aventureus, from aventure (see adventure).

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