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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aventurous, aunterous, borrowed from Old French aventuros (whence French aventureux).

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AdjectiveEdit

adventurous (comparative more adventurous, superlative most adventurous)

  1. (of a person) Inclined to adventure; willing to incur risks; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring.
    • 2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects [] ”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], volume 189, number 7, page 32:
      The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich, wild boar and crocodile.
  2. (of an act or product) Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash.

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  • (inclined to adventure): nervous
  • (full of hazard): safe

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