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Definitions for adventurous
ædˈvɛn tʃər əsad·ven·tur·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adventurous, adventuresomeadjective

    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises

    "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"


  1. adventurousadjective

    Inclined to adventure; willing to incur risks; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring.

  2. adventurousadjective

    Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adventurousadjective

    Etymology: adventureux, Fr.

    At land and sea, in many a doubtful fight,
    Was never known a more advent’rous knight;
    Who oftner drew his sword, and always for the right. John Dryden, Hind and Panther.

    But I’ve already troubled you too long,
    Nor dare attempt a more advent’rous song.
    My humble verse demands a softer theme;
    A painted meadow, or a purling stream. Addison.


  1. adventurous

    An adventure is an exciting experience or undertaking that is typically bold, sometimes risky. Adventures may be activities with danger such as traveling, exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting, or other extreme sports. Adventures are often undertaken to create psychological arousal or in order to achieve a greater goal, such as the pursuit of knowledge that can only be obtained by such activities.


  1. adventurous

    Adventurous is an adjective used to describe someone who is willing to take risks, try new things, explore unknown territories, or engage in exciting activities. It often refers to individuals who are eager for unusual or challenging experiences and have a bold, innovative, or outgoing personality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adventurousnoun

    inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied to persons

  2. Adventurousnoun

    full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adventurous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adventurous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of adventurous in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    I wish that we hadn't taught my older daughter to be so adventurous that she would be hiking in the mountains, out of cell service range when the President called.

  2. Jeff Cavins:

    We have seen all types of people searching for adventurous experiences, and it validates that RVs are a better way to have an adventure when you’re traveling and want to be fully immersed in the experience of the open road and destinations.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    As any adventurous Alaskan knows, while you may be down, you’re never out.

  4. Christopher McCandless:

    So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.

  5. Hollie Savitt:

    Both of us were quite adventurous, really open to traveling, so I think we had already made plans to see each other in the near future, so it was n’t a goodbye, it was an ‘ I ’ll see you in a bit. ’.

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