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 too self-conscious in his adventurousness.
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

While his adventurousness was conquest, hers, it was only too manifest, was brigandage.
The Research Magnificent H. G. Wells

I knew it from her insecure temperament, her adventurousness, her needs.
The Research Magnificent H. G. Wells

What has not man effected by the boldness of his conceptions and the adventurousness of his spirit?
Thoughts on Man William Godwin

You know less of the adventurousness of love than I should have suspected.
Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown

Fletcher was a bold and skilful swimmer, and on at least two occasions his adventurousness nearly cost him his life.
Fletcher of Madeley Frederic W. Macdonald

His one defect was his want of a boy’s adventurousness, and his disinclination to out-door sports and exercises.
Studies in Modern Music, Second Series W. H. Hadow

Many of the trade-routes surprise us by the length and adventurousness of their course.
The Unity of Civilization Various

The goldfield cyclist, however, is a reckless individual, and rarely counts the cost of his adventurousness.
In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald

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.).


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