One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action.‘five venturous young men’
daring, daredevil, intrepid, venturesome, bold, audacious, fearless, brave, unafraid, unshrinking, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashingView synonyms
- ‘These are the riches fit for a venturous knight.’
- ‘He was a man of daring courage, of resolute purpose, and of venturous enterprise.’
- ‘Like all venturous and enterprising people, we are largely endowed with the passion of curiosity.’
- ‘The shores of America had not long been settled before the venturous colonists had ships upon the seas.’
- ‘Art Museums and the Public Trust is squarely on the side of sober stewardship, as distinguished from the venturous, sometimes dicey exploits of the two repeatedly disparaged colleagues.’
- ‘The minnows had appeared in early May, clinging to the cover of the kelp until they had grown venturous enough to strike out for the deeper water.’
- ‘This election result opens up the way for so many venturous, even foolhardy, coalition options.’
- ‘Small harm is it for any warrior to prove his spear, without malice, on a venturous knight.’
Mid 16th century: shortened from adventurous.
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