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[ad-ven-cher-suh m] /ædˈvɛn tʃər səm/
bold; daring; adventurous.
Origin of adventuresome
First recorded in 1725-35; adventure + -some1
Related forms
adventuresomely, adverb
adventuresomeness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Besides, with her adventuresome and fearless nature, she'd not be satisfied merely to look on from afar—she'd want them to land.

    Creatures of Vibration Harl Vincent
  • Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the adventuresome.

  • And this fellowship, or intimacy, which he courted was destined to send Caillette forth on a strange and adventuresome mission.

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • 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
  • Campaigning with the 2d corps in 1864 was strenuous enough to satisfy the most adventuresome.

    Drum Taps in Dixie Delavan S. Miller
  • Every boy who knows Billy Topsail will welcome this continuation of his adventuresome life in the North.

    Billy Topsail & Company Norman Duncan
  • The ships of Portugal were the most adventuresome of any that ploughed the ocean.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
Word Origin and History for adventuresome

1731, from adventure + -some (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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