Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for adventurous.
Main Entry: ad·ven·tur·ous
Pronunciation: &d-'ven-ch(&-)r&s
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 a : disposed to seek adventure or to cope with the new and unknown <an adventurous explorer> b : INNOVATIVE <an adventurous artistic style>
2 : characterized by unknown dangers and risks <an adventurous journey>
- ad·ven·tur·ous·ly adverb
- ad·ven·tur·ous·ness noun
synonyms ADVENTUROUS, VENTURESOME, DARING, DAREDEVIL, RASH, RECKLESS, FOOLHARDY mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. ADVENTUROUS implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. VENTURESOME implies a jaunty eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. DARING heightens the implication of fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. DAREDEVIL stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. RASH suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. RECKLESS implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. FOOLHARDY suggests a recklessness that is inconsistent with good sense <only a foolhardy sailor would venture into this storm>.