Definition of venturous in English:



  • Willing to take risks or embark on difficult or unusual courses of action.

    ‘five venturous young men’
    • ‘Small harm is it for any warrior to prove his spear, without malice, on a venturous knight.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These are the riches fit for a venturous knight.’
    • ‘The shores of America had not long been settled before the venturous colonists had ships upon the seas.’
    • ‘This election result opens up the way for so many venturous, even foolhardy, coalition options.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    daring, daredevil, intrepid, venturesome, bold, audacious, fearless, brave, unafraid, unshrinking, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, valorous, heroic, dashing
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Mid 16th century: shortened from adventurous.