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adventuresome

[ad-ven-cher-suh m] /ædˈvɛn tʃər səm/
adjective
1.
bold; daring; adventurous.
Origin of adventuresome
1725-1735
First recorded in 1725-35; adventure + -some1
Related forms
adventuresomely, adverb
adventuresomeness, noun
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  • Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the adventuresome.

  • The ships of Portugal were the most adventuresome of any that ploughed the ocean.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • I realized that I should not be able soon to undertake any adventuresome travels, and I could not reach home by any easy stages.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • Every boy who knows Billy Topsail will welcome this continuation of his adventuresome life in the North.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • To understand his art and its actuating impulses it is necessary to know something of his colourful and adventuresome life.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • One or two adventuresome explorers had looked there and brought back practically all that the world knew of it.

  • He was no coward; no man ever dared say that of him; but he seemed to have none of the adventuresome blood of his parents.

    Wolf Breed

    Jackson Gregory
Word Origin and History for adventuresome
adj.

1731, from adventure + -some (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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