Origin of adventurous
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Examples from the Web for adventurousness
He is a little too effusive, a little too self-conscious in his adventurousness.
What has not man effected by the boldness of his conceptions and the adventurousness of his spirit?Thoughts on Man
While his adventurousness was conquest, hers, it was only too manifest, was brigandage.
I knew it from her insecure temperament, her adventurousness, her needs.
You know less of the adventurousness of love than I should have suspected.Edgar Huntley
Charles Brockden Brown
- Also: adventuresome daring or enterprising
- dangerous; involving risk
Word Origin and History for adventurousness
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.).