enterprising


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en·ter·pris·ing

 (ĕn′tər-prī′zĭng)
adj.
Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.

en′ter·pris′ing·ly adv.

enterprising

(ˈɛntəˌpraɪzɪŋ)
adj
ready to embark on new ventures; full of boldness and initiative
ˈenterˌprisingly adv

en•ter•pris•ing

(ˈɛn tərˌpraɪ zɪŋ)

adj.
1. ready to undertake important, difficult, or new projects; energetic in carrying out an undertaking.
2. characterized by imagination and initiative.
[1565–75]
en′ter•pris`ing•ly, adv.
syn: See ambitious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
nonenterprising, unenterprising - lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome

enterprising

enterprising

adjective
1. Taking or willing to take risks:
Translations
مُغامِر، مِقدام
foretagsominitiativrigvirkelysten
vállalkozó szellemû
framtakssamur; áræîinn
podnikavý
atılgancesaret sahibigirişken

enterprising

[ˈentəpraɪzɪŋ] ADJ [person, spirit] → emprendedor; [company, idea, scheme] → innovador
that was enterprising of her!¡qué emprendedora!

enterprising

[ˈɛntərpraɪzɪŋ] adj [person] → entreprenant(e), dynamique; [economy] → dynamique; [company, business] → dynamique

enterprising

adj person (= adventurous)unternehmungslustig; (= resourceful)einfallsreich; companygeschäftstüchtig; idea, schemeeinfallsreich, originell; that was enterprising of herda war sie aber unternehmungslustig/einfallsreich

enterprising

[ˈɛntəˌpraɪzɪŋ] adj (person) → intraprendente; (venture) → audace

enterprise

(ˈentəpraiz) noun
1. something that is attempted or undertaken (especially if it requires boldness or courage). business enterprises; a completely new enterprise.
2. willingness to try new lines of action. We need someone with enterprise and enthusiasm.
ˈenterprising adjective
(negative unenterprising) full of enterprise; adventurous.
References in classic literature ?
One day it occurred to him to stop saying that his paper was pure and enterprising and fearless, and make it so.
Meantime, too, some of the enterprising humorists of the country
To secure the favor and interest of this enterprising and powerful monarch, he precipitated England into a war with France, contrary to the plainest dictates of policy, and at the hazard of the safety and independence, as well of the kingdom over which he presided by his counsels, as of Europe in general.
An enterprising sweet-stuff dealer in the Chobham Road had sent up his son with a barrow-load of green apples and ginger beer.
The ocean, a part of Nature furthest removed in the unchangeableness and majesty of its might from the spirit of mankind, has ever been a friend to the enterprising nations of the earth.
This is vastly convenient, for whenever an enterprising islander chooses to emigrate a few hundred yards from the place where he was born, all he has to do in order to establish himself in some new locality, is to select one of.
He seemed now frightened and distraught and now unnaturally animated and enterprising.
This enterprising and intrepid traveller was twice baffled in individual efforts to accomplish this great journey.
He was a grain merchant and cattle-buyer, and was generally considered the most enterprising business man in our county.
This fine old robber-knight was a devoutly and sincerely religious man, hospitable, charitable to the poor, fearless in fight, active, enterprising, and possessed of a large and generous nature.
By all which, instead of being discouraged, they are fifty times more violently bent upon prosecuting their schemes, driven equally on by hope and despair: that as for himself, being not of an enterprising spirit, he was content to go on in the old forms, to live in the houses his ancestors had built, and act as they did, in every part of life, without innovation: that some few other persons of quality and gentry had done the same, but were looked on with an eye of contempt and ill-will, as enemies to art, ignorant, and ill common-wealth's men, preferring their own ease and sloth before the general improvement of their country.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.