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[ ad-ven-chuh-riz-uh m ]
/ ædˈvɛn tʃəˌrɪz əm /


defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior.
rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs.

Nearby words

adventure racing, adventure tourism, adventurer, adventuresome, adventuress, adventurism, adventurist, adventurous, adverb, adverb clause, adverbial

Origin of adventurism

1835–45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm
Related formsad·ven·tur·ist, nounad·ven·tur·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adventurism

  • And his adventurism may already have cost the Russian economy about $40 billion.

    Flex Muscle Spending Has Left Putin’s Russia in an Economic Freeze Frame|Daniel Gross|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Seeking to consolidate and expand their authority, these statelets may face incentives for adventurism.

British Dictionary definitions for adventurism


/ (ədˈvɛntʃəˌrɪzəm) /


recklessness, esp in politics and finance
Derived Formsadventurist, noun
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