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- n. The quality of being adventurous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being adventurous; daring; venturesomeness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being adventurous; daring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of being adventurous
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The achievement of greatness through daring and adventurousness is intolerable to the mediocrities who malign him, as it reminds them they are parasitic worms.
In the previous post I cited John Dewey's notion of "adventurousness" as the quality I most look for in new writers and new works of fiction.
I decided to see how this year's San Francisco Symphony season stacked up in "adventurousness" with a few other orchestras in the country, and looked at the nine-month seasons for Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia during the same period.
Scientists have found that first-born children are apt to conform while younger siblings, as time goes by, exhibit an increase in traits such as adventurousness and rebellion.
Out of sheer practicality, this area of the squad is the one that speaks of adventurousness.
We can't decide if we're loving the adventurousness of the look, or if it's a little costume-y.
In addition to conjuring her fruity spreads such as this summer's sublime Strawberry Rose Geranium, Ms. Taylor has just expanded her collection of herbal-infused sweetened syrups, all of which inspire culinary adventurousness.
But he and his wife found something even more elusive: a palpable sense of the rakish adventurousness that prevailed between the world wars.
"If there's an idea central to the book, it's that intellectual adventurousness."
He applauded her adventurousness in bypassing the flown-in American chow available at the Red Cross canteen to join him in these forbidden feasts, in which they binged on steamed dumplings, crisp duck, mixed green vegetables, and succulent baby frog legs swimming in sweet-and-sour sauce.