Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

adventuresome

[ad-ven-cher-suh m]
See more synonyms for adventuresome on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. bold; daring; adventurous.
Show More

Origin of adventuresome

First recorded in 1725–35; adventure + -some1
Related formsad·ven·ture·some·ly, adverbad·ven·ture·some·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for adventuresome

audacious, bold, brave, courageous, daredevil, daring, dashing, gutsy, venturesome, venturous

Examples from the Web for adventuresome

Contemporary Examples of adventuresome

Historical Examples of adventuresome

  • Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the Adventuresome.

  • The ships of Portugal were the most adventuresome of any that ploughed the ocean.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • I realized that I should not be able soon to undertake any adventuresome travels, and I could not reach home by any easy stages.

    The Boy Spy

    Joseph Kerby

  • Every boy who knows Billy Topsail will welcome this continuation of his adventuresome life in the North.

  • To understand his art and its actuating impulses it is necessary to know something of his colourful and adventuresome life.


Word Origin and History for adventuresome

adj.

1731, from adventure + -some (1).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper