Origin of adventurous
Examples from the Web for unadventurous
All of them are plain, boring, unadventurous, and blush when the topic of sex is brought up.Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’: The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need|Phoebe Robinson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Howard Kurtz on the unadventurous address that made little attempt to get personal.
It was a strong speech, a solid speech, a well-delivered and well-received speech—but also a safe and unadventurous speech.
David Grann is a New Yorker staff writer who, by his own admission, is unadventurous and prone to get lost on the C train.
His intellect was inexhaustibly fertile of distinctions and objections; his temper calm and unadventurous.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Unadventurous, un-ad-ven′tūr-us, adj. not adventurous or bold.
He was not unadventurous in his scramblings, but with no ambition to get to the top of everything.The Life of John Ruskin|W. G. Collingwood
At all events, in quiet Campden, adventures obviously occurred to the unadventurous.Historical Mysteries|Andrew Lang
"The Wimbushes and the Lapiths were always an unadventurous, respectable crew," said Priscilla, with a note of scorn in her voice.Crome Yellow|Aldous Huxley
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Word Origin and History for unadventurous
mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of persons, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).