from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Disposed to engage in risky activities or enterprises. See Synonyms at adventurous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Prone to, or willing to undertake, adventures; daring or bold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of risk; adventurous; venturesome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bold; daring; adventurous; incurring hazard. See venturesome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises


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