- having or showing a disposition to undertake risky or dangerous activities; daring: a venturesome investor; a venturesome explorer.
- attended with risk; hazardous: Auto racing is a venturesome sport.
Origin of venturesome
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1. enterprising; rash. 2. risky, perilous, unsafe.
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Examples from the Web for venturesome
As venturesome as travel got for us was a rented cottage at the lake.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?
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The perfect example of venturesome consumption is, of course, iPhone-mania.Best Decade Ever
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But there are alleys, and alleys, as the venturesome lady found to her cost.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
One venturesome damsel goes to the door "Why, it's a young man!"The Shadow of a Crime
And there was in him also a fine carelessness as to what he did and a love of venturesome enterprise.
This was no longer the adventure of venturesome children in a nursery-book.
She played ungodly songs, but Mary Hope had a venturesome spirit.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
- willing to take risks; daring
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Word Origin and History for venturesome
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