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Definition of "venturesome" []

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

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 "venturesome" in a sentence
  • "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)."
  • "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"
  • "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."