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[ven-cher-suh m] /ˈvɛn tʃər səm/
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
First recorded in 1655-65; venture + -some1
Related forms
venturesomely, adverb
venturesomeness, noun
overventuresome, adjective
unventuresome, adjective
1. enterprising; rash. 2. risky, perilous, unsafe.
1. cautious. Unabridged
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  • Wild and venturesome thou hast ever been, but never unmindful of thy sex or thy station.

  • "I shall bring the maid to you," said Skirnir the venturesome.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • For my part, I should surmise that he is no more than one of our venturesome fur-hunters.

    A Volunteer with Pike Robert Ames Bennet
  • She had already started down the driveway with her venturesome charge.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • "Your head's better than hers, young man," the venturesome relative insisted.

    The Way to Peace Margaret Deland
  • Should he do so, then, indeed, would the life of the venturesome hunter be in deadly peril.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • Finally the venturesome engineer walked closer into the dark corner where the sick man lay—and by Heaven!

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Never had the venturesome Connecticut lad been so near death as he was at that moment.

    Far Past the Frontier James A. Braden
British Dictionary definitions for venturesome


willing to take risks; daring
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for venturesome

1660s, from venture + -some (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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