[ ven-cher-suhm ]
See synonyms for: venturesomeventuresomelyventuresomeness on

  1. having or showing a disposition to undertake risky or dangerous activities; daring: a venturesome investor; a venturesome explorer.

  2. attended with risk; hazardous: Auto racing is a venturesome sport.

Origin of venturesome

First recorded in 1655–65; venture + -some1

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Other words from venturesome

  • ven·ture·some·ly, adverb
  • ven·ture·some·ness, noun
  • o·ver·ven·ture·some, adjective
  • un·ven·ture·some, adjective

Words Nearby venturesome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use venturesome in a sentence

  • At last, one of the officers, more venturesome than the rest, ventured to steal up to the cabin and look down.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
  • Truth to say, the young gentleman, no longer kept down by poor Edward, was getting high-spirited and venturesome.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood

British Dictionary definitions for venturesome


venturous (ˈvɛntʃərəs)

/ (ˈvɛntʃəsəm) /

  1. willing to take risks; daring

  2. hazardous

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