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

  • adj. Disposed to venture or to take risks; daring. See Synonyms at adventurous.
  • adj. Involving risk or danger; hazardous.

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  • adj. Bold; willing to take risks; adventurous.
  • adj. Potentially hazardous; risky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to venture; not loth to run risk or danger; venturous; bold; daring; adventurous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inclined to venture; venturous; bold; daring; adventurous; intrepid; hazardous.

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

  • adj. disposed to venture or take risks


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venture +‎ -some


  • I thus felt it my duty to enter an urgent warning against the whole project, which I characterized as venturesome and dangerous, I recommended that counsels of moderation he given Austria, as I did not believe that the conflict could be localized (that is to say, it could not be limited to a war between Austria and Serbia).

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  • The Phoenix Company was known as a venturesome organization, as willing to send its fleet ramping out through the fog to the assistance of a distressed liner as to transport arms to West Indian or Central

    Dan Merrithew

  • On the other hand, if he were timorously charged with loving her, it would have been like him to call the venturesome one a liar -- and mean it, too, in his heart.

    The Rose in the Ring

  • It turns out that the U.S. has a particularly large number of people who are willing to do something like hand over their precious data to a brand-new startup-the kind of people the economist Amar Bhidé calls "venturesome consumers."

    The New Yorker

  • In fact, Mr. Romer and innumerable consumers of transistor-based products such as personal computers have played a critical, "venturesome" role in generating their windfalls.

    Consumers Can Still Spot Value in a Crisis

  • There are one or two in the know who think me "venturesome" but, after all, is not "nothing venture nothing win" an unanswerable retort?

    Gallipoli Diary, Volume I

  • A few venturesome partners started dancing; others followed. . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Mr. Fassbender's venturesome Jung conceals, for a while, a searching mind and a passionate heart behind a professionally correct facade, while Mr. Mortensen's rigid Freud conveys calm authority that springs from profound self-regard.

    'Hugo': A Dazzler, but No Victor

  • And unlike most writing assignments, writing for "publication" gives students the motivation to be more venturesome instead of feeling bound to specific requirements or limitations on what they can write.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: How to Educate, not Just Test

  • Before Columbus sailed the Atlantic, only a few venturesome land creatures, mostly insects and birds, had crossed the oceans and established themselves.

    The Real Story of Globalization


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