Definition of adventurous in English:

adventurous

adjective

  • 1Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.

    ‘an adventurous traveller’
    • ‘Our outings attract like-minded, adventurous travelers with cooperative spirits.’
    • ‘Jo is also one of those adventurous travelers that not only wants to explore a new city, she wants to taste it, too.’
    • ‘I don't have to experiment or be adventurous and choose something different every time I eat in an Indian restaurant.’
    • ‘For the adventurous traveller, there is no end to the things that he/she can do in the land of sun-kissed beaches and idyllic backwaters.’
    • ‘For the adventurous urbanite, how about experiencing a taste of farm life by visiting a working farm or ranch?’
    • ‘After John's death in 1638, his son John took over the collection, proving an even more adventurous traveller than his father.’
    • ‘Residents of the former East Germany are making up for the years of enforced immobility by becoming the world's most adventurous travellers.’
    • ‘Good travellers are usually adventurous when it comes to food.’
    • ‘I miss feeling adventurous and having fun ideas that I want to try out with someone special.’
    • ‘However, the more you play there the more confident and adventurous you become.’
    • ‘You now feel a little more adventurous and are willing to take on a little more risk.’
    • ‘There are many treasures from ages past just waiting for a brave and adventurous soul such as you to come and claim them.’
    • ‘We are reminded that boys are conditioned from an early age to be adventurous and take risks, while girls are taught to be cautious and not stray too far.’
    • ‘When she began work as a journalist, she said, she was always adventurous and very brave.’
    • ‘I tried to convince myself to be spontaneous and adventurous and brave.’
    • ‘At a mere 37 miles from top to toe, it makes an ideal destination for the moderately adventurous traveller.’
    • ‘The more adventurous travelers hike their way into the Inca sanctuary, situated high on a mountain peak in the cloudy forest.’
    • ‘There must be some brave and adventurous types at Bloomsbury.’
    • ‘If you feel adventurous, like new experiences, and have a fairly grounded personality, go for it.’
    • ‘Hostelling International Canada has launched a new and improved membership product for adventurous travellers on a budget.’
    daring, daredevil, intrepid, venturesome, bold, audacious, fearless, brave, unafraid, unshrinking, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing
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    1. 1.1 Involving new ideas or methods.
      ‘they wanted more adventurous meals’
      • ‘His work has been lauded as innovative and adventurous, not restricted by the limitations of adopting a particular style.’
      • ‘If anything, his work is getting less interesting and adventurous, reworking old ideas for a speculative market.’
      • ‘Four years in the making, his new album was a much more adventurous and imaginative record.’
      • ‘On the other hand, that would still leave nearly two hours of vital, adventurous music.’
      • ‘The experimental branch is where adventurous new features are made available in a somewhat official location.’
      • ‘The influence of sociology also encouraged experimentation with a variety of more adventurous and imaginative research methods and new sources of data.’
      • ‘The restaurant was pleasantly full: and the menu nothing if not adventurous.’
      • ‘You are ready for fresh personal experiences and adventurous work projects.’
      • ‘While the dynamics of the market are currently pioneering and adventurous, these costs will only grow as the infrastructure enlarges.’
      • ‘It was both stylistically adventurous and powerfully moving.’
      • ‘A stylish bar/restaurant where the mood is casual sophistication and the drinks and food are modern and adventurous.’
      • ‘Stirling is a lively and adventurous arts and cultural centre which stages a rich programme of events.’
      • ‘In the same vein as the successful restaurants gaining acclaim in Fossgate and Walmgate, it offers adventurous meals which sound mouth-watering.’
      • ‘Despite an adventurous menu and attractive decor, the place was never busy on a clear, bright summer's Friday night.’
      • ‘In the following year he is said to have been a pupil of Frans Hals in Haarlem, for which there is no further evidence other than an adventurous and lively technique.’
      • ‘This is not a rant against modern or adventurous architecture.’
      • ‘My friends managed it - suddenly they stopped eating takeaway chips and began to experiment with ever more adventurous pasta sauces.’
      • ‘The film may not be stylistically adventurous, with long scenes and conventional editing, but the content bites.’
      • ‘Parliament planners have, however, ruled out some of the more adventurous advances in toilet technology which are now available.’
      • ‘But its recovery is near completion and the enlightened and adventurous regeneration is attracting record numbers of visitors.’
      enterprising, resourceful, imaginative, ingenious, inventive, original, creative, innovative, disruptive
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    2. 1.2 Full of excitement.
      ‘my life couldn't be more adventurous’
      • ‘They embarked on a life that was both romantically adventurous and cozily domestic.’
      • ‘A month-long chase is more than just an interesting and adventurous journalistic experience.’
      • ‘She considers her time in Bulgaria to have been an adventurous experience.’
      • ‘She continued, wringing her hands in excitement to finish her adventurous story.’
      • ‘Its zig-zag course and the steep cliffs on either side make a two-hour raft trip down the river an adventurous experience.’
      • ‘These are excellent accessories that could add up to your Jeep's sporty and adventurous qualities.’
      • ‘Secondly, we are all aware that we should try kit out in shallow water before gradually building up our depth and experience and undertaking more adventurous dives.’
      • ‘These are supposed to be the most adventurous years of your life, packed with experiences.’
      • ‘Kathryn had many mind-opening and adventurous experiences on her travels.’
      • ‘Experience the world of adventurous outdoor sports and travel with National Geographic Adventure.’
      • ‘The second of our thrillers is an adventurous modern love story, firmly located in London but with universal themes.’
      • ‘Explain that if you release it, it could grow to full size and lead a relatively long and adventurous life.’
      • ‘At the end of the line, all they may have is a head full of adventurous mishaps to tell their grandchildren about.’
      • ‘They were both twenty, full of energy at times and seeking some adventurous diversion.’
      • ‘Relating to that audience, if it's a Buddies audience, can be an adventurous experience.’
      • ‘Brendan the Navigator had popped in on his adventurous travels.’
      • ‘Once considered an adventurous shopping experience, these price slashers are now in easy proximity to the suburban jungle.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French aventureus, from aventure (see adventure).

Pronunciation

adventurous

/ədˈvɛntʃ(ə)rəs/