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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.

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. The Kidner Family Graham:

    Because I’d been to the States on my own, I think I was maybe a little bit more adventurous in terms of I was willing to take a bit more of a risk and travel and do something different.

  2. Michael Stratton:

    Cassie meant so much to so many, and everything to me, hearts around the world are breaking as friends and family accept the loss of a bright and kind soul with an adventurous spirit. That spirit now lives in all our hearts as we will forever remember the love she gave and keep her memory alive in stories that make us laugh and smile.

  3. Brian Wansink:

    These findings are important to dieters because they show that promoting adventurous eating may provide a way for people– especially women– to lose or maintain weight without feeling restricted by a strict diet, instead of sticking with the same boring salad, start by adding something new.

  4. E. V. Lucas:

    One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

  5. Emilio Pombo:

    Colombia is one of the greatest countries in the world, it's one of the most fun and adventurous countries you can find in South America.

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