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Definition of "adventurism" []

  • Involvement in risky enterprises without regard to proper procedures and possible consequences, especially the reckless intervention by a nation in the affairs of another nation or region: "American strategic interests would . . . be even more jeopardized by Soviet adventurism in the Middle East” ( Christopher T. Rand). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adventurism" in a sentence
  • "American adventurism is primarily responsible for creating most of the terrorist organizations in the world, who rise up in opposition to US hegemony."
  • "The darkest side of our adventurism is our global network of military prisons (authorized by the Secretary of Defense and Pentagon) where physical and mental torture are practiced even though it's known no useful information comes from it."
  • "There would be much less "adventurism" around the world, he said."