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

  • adj. Venturesome.

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  • adj. Adventurous; venturesome; willing to undertake activities involving risk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; venturesome; adventurous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Daring; bold; hardy; fearless; intrepid; adventurous.

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

  • adj. disposed to venture or take risks


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  • They were the more comradely men, the more venturous, the more individual.

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  • Rather concluding about its worthy benefits, it is good to register into the website and start your venturous activities around.

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  • Paris, was renowned for the wild, venturous, and extravagant wit, the brilliant sallies and fortunate repartees, with which he prodigally seasoned the character of the party-coloured jester.

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  • But when he saw him at a hundred yards distance, standing composedly with the rest of the group, the flesh of the champion, like that of the old Spanish general, began to tremble, in anticipation of the dangers into which his own venturous spirit was about to involve it.

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  • On the other hand, to disappoint the toils, the venturous hopes of your father, to forego the only opportunity which may ever again offer itself, of revenge on the bloody traitors of York, and restoration of the House of Lancaster! —

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  • But take an especial care of Martius Galeotti, and see he remain in the rear, in a place of the most absolute safety — he is even but too venturous, and, like a fool, would be both swordsman and philosopher.

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  • Everything seems a danger to venturous spirits, when their feet begin to tread an enemy's country.

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  • In the venturous pavilion of Philips the first large-scale “multi-media” presentation of Philips took place.

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  • These opinions being equally incontrovertible with those he had already pronounced, he went on to inform us that Jamaica rum, though unquestionably an agreeable spirit of great richness and flavour, had the drawback of remaining constantly present to the taste next day; and nobody being venturous enough to argue this point either, he increased in confidence and became yet more companionable and communicative.

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  • Irish gamester that will play himself naked, and then wage all downward, at hazard, is not more venturous.

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