Adventurous Ad*ven"tur*ous, a. [OE. aventurous, aunterous, OF. aventuros, F. aventureux, fr. aventure. See {Adventure}, n.] 1. Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied to persons. [1913 Webster]

Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rash; foolhardy; presumptuous; enterprising; daring; hazardous; venturesome. See {Rash}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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