WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ven•tur•ous  (venchər əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. venturesome.
ventur•ous•ly, adv. 
ventur•ous•ness, n. 
  • 1555–65; venture + -ous; see adventurous

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ven•ture•some /ˈvɛntʃɚsəm/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. daring;
    adventurous.
  2. risky;
    hazardous.
See -ven-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ven•ture•some  (venchər səm),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having or showing a disposition to undertake risky or dangerous activities;
    daring:a venturesome investor; a venturesome explorer.
  2. attended with risk;
    hazardous:Auto racing is a venturesome sport.
venture•some•ly, adv. 
venture•some•ness, n. 
  • venture + -some1 1655–65
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . enterprising;
      rash.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . risky, perilous, unsafe.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . cautious.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
venturesome /ˈvɛntʃəsəm/, venturous /ˈvɛntʃərəs/ adj
  1. willing to take risks; daring
  2. hazardous
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