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venturous

Line breaks: ven|tur|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛntʃ(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of venturous in English:

adjective

archaic
Willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action: five venturous young men
More example sentences
  • Like all venturous and enterprising people, we are largely endowed with the passion of curiosity.
  • These are the riches fit for a venturous knight.
  • Small harm is it for any warrior to prove his spear, without malice, on a venturous knight.

Origin

mid 16th century: shortened from adventurous.

Derivatives

venturousness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Confidence makes a man venturous, and venturousness casts him into the high road of danger.
  • Washington's venturousness and his success—above all his success—shut down those questions about his capabilities that had been whispered behind his back.
  • My natural disposition was evinced in deeds of daring and venturousness; not so much in boldness toward others.

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