inclined or willing to engage in ; enjoying .
full of risk; requiring courage; hazardous:
an adventurous undertaking.
Only on Broadway could they write what they wanted and adventurously as they wished.
When Broadway Musicals Were Dark And Subversive Laurence Maslon December 15, 2014
He still wanted her adventurously, but her adventure was not the adventure of siege and capture but of peaceful holding.
Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith
On the contrary, I run my head into each danger most adventurously.
The Symposium Xenophon
Cherokee roses starred the hedges, or, adventurously climbing the highest trees, flung downward graceful pendants.
Memories Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
For he was adventurously happy in his propinquity to that simple and sincere creature.
The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
A part of his life had been adventurously spent, and he had participated in the Mexican war.
Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
“We’ll risk it,” John declared, adventurously; and the children echoed his enthusiasm with joy.
Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
We found out by-and-by that the walks we thought so adventurously long were little walks.
My Little Sister Elizabeth Robins
True type of the British sailor, he had the physique of a strong man and the adventurously cheerful expression of a boy.
The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
Merely to have helped to stamp the gold which other people had adventurously found was by no means a part of my youthful dreams.
Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
Also adventuresome. daring or enterprising
dangerous; involving risk
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.).
inclined or willing to engage in ; enjoying . full of risk; requiring courage; hazardous: an adventurous undertaking. Historical Examples When the balance hangs in doubt between the adventurousness of vanity and the frigidity of fear, ever incline to the latter side. Four Early Pamphlets William Godwin He is a little too effusive, a little […]
any member of a class of words that function as modifiers of verbs or clauses, and in some languages, as Latin and English, as modifiers of adjectives, other adverbs, or , as very in very nice, much in much more impressive, and tomorrow in She’ll write to you tomorrow. They relate to what they modify […]
- Adverb clause
a subordinate clause that functions as an adverb within a main clause. Historical Examples The adverb clause takes the place of an adverb in modifying a verb, a verbal, an adjective, or an adverb. An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell An adverb clause is a clause which takes the place of […]
of, relating to, or used as an . a word or functioning as an . Historical Examples Its function is the same as that of an adverb (promptly) or an adverbial phrase (on the stroke of the bell). An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge The adverbial adjective “needlessly” explains the broad distinction. […]