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adventuresome

[ad-ven-cher-suh m]
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adjective
  1. bold; daring; adventurous.

Origin of adventuresome

First recorded in 1725–35; adventure + -some1
Related formsad·ven·ture·some·ly, adverbad·ven·ture·some·ness, 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.

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


Word Origin and History for adventuresome

adj.

1731, from adventure + -some (1).

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