adventurism

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

noun

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

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decorum

Origin of adventurism

1835–45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm

OTHER WORDS FROM adventurism

ad·ven·tur·ist, nounad·ven·tur·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adventurist

adventurism
/ (ədˈvɛntʃəˌrɪzəm) /

noun

recklessness, esp in politics and finance

Derived forms of adventurism

adventurist, noun
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