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adventurism

[ad-ven-chuh-riz-uh m] /ædˈvɛn tʃəˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior.
2.
rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs.
Origin of adventurism
1835-1845
1835-45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm
Related forms
adventurist, noun
adventuristic, adjective
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adventurism

/ədˈvɛntʃəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
recklessness, esp in politics and finance
Derived Forms
adventurist, noun
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