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adventurous

ad·ven·tur·ous

adventurous

 
 
pronunciation:
d ven ch rihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: given to taking risks and seeking excitement.
He'd always been an adventurous sort, so no one was surprised when became a deep sea diver in the Navy.
synonyms:
adventuresome, audacious, bold, daring, enterprising, game, intrepid, venturesome
antonyms:
cautious, timid
similar words:
brave, courageous, daredevil, dashing, dauntless, doughty, gallant, heroic, pioneer, plucky, reckless, romantic, spirited, spunky, undaunted, valiant, valorous
definition 2: characterized by risk or excitement.
an adventurous trip
synonyms:
exciting, hazardous, risky
antonyms:
safe, tame
similar words:
dangerous, romantic
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derivations: adventurously (adv.), adventurousness (n.)
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