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One entry found for adventurous.
Main Entry: ad·ven·tur·ous
Pronunciation: schwad-primarystressvench-(schwa-)rschwas
Function: adjective
1 : ready to take risks or to deal with the new and unknown <adventurous explorers>
2 : having unknown dangers and risks <an adventurous voyage>
- ad·ven·tur·ous·ly adverb
- ad·ven·tur·ous·ness noun
synonyms ADVENTUROUS, VENTURESOME, DARING mean exposing oneself to more danger than one has to. ADVENTUROUS suggests a willingness to accept risks but does not rule out showing good sense <adventurous campers backpacking in the mountains>. VENTURESOME suggests a lively eagerness for dangerous undertakings <venturesome deep-sea explorers>. DARING stresses lack of fear and even boldness in looking for danger <racing-car drivers are often very daring>.

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