[ven-cher-uh s]


Origin of venturous

1555–65; venture + -ous; see adventurous
Related formsven·tur·ous·ly, adverbven·tur·ous·ness, nouno·ver·ven·tur·ous, adjectiveo·ver·ven·tur·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·ven·tur·ous·ness, nounun·ven·tur·ous, adjectiveun·ven·tur·ous·ly, adverbun·ven·tur·ous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for venturous

Historical Examples of venturous

  • What he had seen them do, and the justice of his cause, made him too venturous.

  • Presently some venturous hound may discover an entry from behind.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • With her venturous climbings, and tumbles, and childish escapes.

    Modern Broods

    Charlotte Mary Yonge

  • "He might, he might; he is a venturous man, or so I remember him in my youth," answered Emlyn.

    The Lady Of Blossholme

    H. Rider Haggard

  • My Father, as was his wont, proceeded next to this venturous undertaking.

    Memorials of the Sea

    William Scoresby

Word Origin and History for venturous

1560s, shortened form of adventurous, influenced by venture.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper