adventurous

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•ven•tur•ous  (ad venchər əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. inclined or willing to engage in adventures;
    enjoying adventures.
  2. full of risk;
    requiring courage;
    hazardous:an adventurous undertaking.
ad•ven tur•ous•ly, adv. 
ad•ven tur•ous•ness, n. 
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . bold, daring, venturous, venturesome.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
adventurous /ədˈvɛntʃərəs/ adj
  1. Also: adventuresome daring or enterprising
  2. dangerous; involving risk
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