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Gedi may have flown under the radar for centuries, but nowadays, it is a popular destination for adventurous visitors to Kenya.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi
September 18, 2014
When it comes to food, are you an adventurous, nose-to-tail kind of eater?Brits Are Very Fussy Eaters
August 5, 2014
For the adventurous, the area is surrounded by waterfalls, zip lines, and gorgeous mountainous scenery.The Road to Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2014
I learned some things from my younger self—the adventurous, kindred spirit.Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World
January 22, 2014
And it is this that makes them some of the most adventurous, bold, and exciting to experience.Destination Art Worth the Trip
November 15, 2013
He was Pepsy's steady comrade and the partner of all her adventurous escapades.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
No adventurous step had ever since the day they were created pierced beyond them.Imogen
So saying he hurled the adventurous Frenchman half down the corridor.
No one but an adventurous traveller can know the luxury of sleep.
Certainly, in his long and adventurous career Bismarck was often close to death.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
- Also: adventuresome daring or enterprising
- dangerous; involving risk
Word Origin and History for adventurous
mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of persons, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).