Definition of venturous in English:

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venturous

Pronunciation: /ˈvɛntʃ(ə)rəs/

adjective

archaic
Willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action: five venturous young men
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • He was a man of daring courage, of resolute purpose, and of venturous enterprise.

Derivatives

venturousness

noun
Example sentences
  • His innings are exercises in valour yet absent of unnecessary venturousness.
  • Contributory negligence is based on carelessness whereas assumption of risk is based on venturousness.
  • My natural disposition was evinced in deeds of daring and venturousness; not so much in boldness toward others.

Origin

Mid 16th century: shortened from adventurous.

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