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1. Disposed to venture or to take risks; daring. See Synonyms at adventurous.
2. Involving risk or danger; hazardous: a venturesome expedition up Mount Everest.

ven′ture·some·ly adv.
ven′ture·some·ness n.
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(ˈvɛntʃəsəmlɪ) or


in a venturesome manner
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This volume evidences that such freshness that is done venturesomely and with great courage.
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Not long after, she helped found a company of her own, the Mecklenburgh Opera, which quickly put itself on London's operatic map with a repertoire that honored tradition while, with a series of commissions, venturesomely extending it into the future.