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ven′tur·ous·ly adv.
ven′tur·ous·ness n.


(ˈvɛn tʃər səm)

1. having or showing a disposition to undertake ventures; adventurous.
2. attended with risk; hazardous.
ven′ture•some•ly, adv.
ven′ture•some•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.venturous - disposed to venture or take risksventurous - disposed to venture or take risks; "audacious visions of the total conquest of space"; "an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"; "the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"; "a venturesome investor"; "a venturous spirit"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"


1. Taking or willing to take risks:
2. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
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Tell me, senor," Sancho went on to say, "those Julys or Augusts, and all those venturous knights that you say are now dead- where are they now?
To me, once or twice, she had in intimate conversation, uttered venturous thoughts in nervous language; but when the hour of such manifestation was past, I could not recall it; it came of itself and of itself departed.
They were the more comradely men, the more venturous, the more individual.
But I had no need to be venturous, for I had no want of food, and of that which was very good too, especially these three sorts, viz.
These opinions being equally incontrovertible with those he had already pronounced, he went on to inform us that Jamaica rum, though unquestionably an agreeable spirit of great richness and flavour, had the drawback of remaining constantly present to the taste next day; and nobody being venturous enough to argue this point either, he increased in confidence and became yet more companionable and communicative.
While Rouleau may be exposed after six runs, Venturous is harder to quantify and steps into Group company for the first time after wins in a maiden and a conditions race.
Ladbrokes: 2-5 Shalaa, 6 Ajaya, 10 Buratino, 12 Venturous, 14 Rouleau, 25 bar.
Having already pencilled in Wednesday's Doncaster winner Venturous for the Middle Park, it would appear, everything going to plan, that Emotionless will be his Dewhurst contender.
Venturous justified oddson favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Conditions Stakes and could next be seen in Group One company.
Bin Surour sent out Wadi Al Hattawi to land the 2,600 metre Southend Airport Handicap under James Doyle while Appleby teamed up with William Buick to capture the EBF Maiden Stakes with Venturous.
His two Morgan mares, Springlake Rita Skye and Venturous Wind Chime, are used for pulling work sleds and stoneboats, cleaning out fence lines and logging, with more chores being added.
Nature offers no guaranties, but she does reward the venturous.