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
- ‘He was a man of daring courage, of resolute purpose, and of venturous enterprise.’
- ‘This election result opens up the way for so many venturous, even foolhardy, coalition options.’
- ‘These are the riches fit for 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.’
- ‘Small harm is it for any warrior to prove his spear, without malice, on a venturous knight.’
- ‘Like all venturous and enterprising people, we are largely endowed with the passion of curiosity.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The shores of America had not long been settled before the venturous colonists had ships upon the seas.’
Mid 16th century: shortened from adventurous.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.