unadventurous


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un·ad·ven·tur·ous

 (ŭn′ăd-vĕn′chər-əs)
adj.
Not inclined to undertake new, risky enterprises.

unadventurous

(ˌʌnədˈvɛntʃərəs)
adj
not daring or enterprising
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unadventurous - lacking in boldnessunadventurous - lacking in boldness      
timid - showing fear and lack of confidence
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
adventuresome, adventurous - willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"

unadventurous

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unadventurous

[ˈʌnədˈventʃərəs] ADJpoco atrevido

unadventurous

adj time, lifewenig abenteuerlich, ereignislos; tasteshausbacken, bieder; style, theatrical production, footballeinfallslos; personwenig unternehmungslustig; where food is concerned he is very unadventurousin Bezug aufs Essen ist er nicht experimentierfreudig
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Just such a thought on similarly stimulating nights had animated men of his acquaintance thirty years ago, men who were as elderly and stolid and unadventurous now as Mr Pickering had been then.
At home we sat and talked quietly of old times, or played at backgammon and dominoes--and so, for a few happy days, led the peaceful unadventurous life which was good for me.
5 VALENCIA On a day where Juan Mata was anonymous, Valencia was unadventurous and did not offer an outlet on the right.
So unadventurous and ponderous have Norwich become under Daniel Farke in front of their own fans even Zinedine Zidane would struggle to impart some positive forward movement.
There was little wrong with the way Oviedo played, although he was unusually unadventurous as a wingback, conscious perhaps of Carlisle's threat and of the fact he needed his body to stand up to the test.
Edinburgh's stunning display was a far cry from the unadventurous approach of ex-coach Alan Solomons.
By the time the half-time whistle sounded, the nay-sayers were in full voice with Ireland having turned in a tepid, unadventurous 45 minutes and emerged unscathed against a side which they had beaten in all seven previous encounters only with the help of the goal frame.
A lot of teams we've come up against recently have been solid and unadventurous.
Before kick off, fans were disappointed by the unadventurous team selection, but eventually the chants began.
undertaken as a rebellion against an unadventurous, protected childhood and unathletic self-image.
HOPE SPRINGS 9pm, Film4 A middle-aged married woman feels her long-standing relationship with her unadventurous husband is becoming stale.
A mixture of fierce techno and cartoon punk, it could never be mistaken for anyone else and was resolutely unadventurous.