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[ven-cher-uh s]
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  1. venturesome.
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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
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Examples from the Web for venturous

Historical Examples

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

    Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

    Mrs. Thomson

  • 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.

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