Adventurous



inclined or willing to engage in ; enjoying .
full of risk; requiring courage; hazardous:
an adventurous undertaking.
Contemporary Examples

Society has expected them to be high achieving and studious, independent and adventurous, and sexy.
Lena Dunham’s First Time Mira Sucharov October 28, 2012

Rob Beyer, the dean of students at Rosslyn, described her as good-humored and adventurous.
Jessica Buchanan, Dedicated Teacher, Lover of Africa, Victim of Pirates Josh Dzieza January 25, 2012

AMODELS wanted to create a dollhouse that an adventurous child might dream of, rather than an experienced architect.
World-Famous Architects Design Dollhouses For New Charity Project Chloë Ashby October 31, 2013

Maybe it was the adventurous chronicles of your naval exploits or our timeless sense of pride in service to country.
Why My Former Hero Shouldn’t Be President Christopher Brownfield October 6, 2008

Gedi may have flown under the radar for centuries, but nowadays, it is a popular destination for adventurous visitors to Kenya.
Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi Nina Strochlic September 17, 2014

Historical Examples

Some of these adventurous men have been nearly frozen to death.
The Desert Home Mayne Reid

No adventurous step had ever since the day they were created pierced beyond them.
Imogen William Godwin

It was an extraordinary and adventurous journey, often dangerous; but greater danger was to follow.
Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV John Lord

No one but an adventurous traveller can know the luxury of sleep.
Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

This individual was one of those remarkable characters, formed by the rough and adventurous circumstances of western life.
Curiosities of Human Nature Anonymous

adjective
Also adventuresome. daring or enterprising
dangerous; involving risk
adj.

mid-14c., “hazardous” (also “occurring by chance,” late 14c.), from Old French aventuros “chance, accidental, fortuitous;” of persons, “devoted to adventure” (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through “rash, risk-taking” (c.1400), “daring, fond of adventure” (mid-15c.).

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