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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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(ˈvɛntʃəsəmnəs) or


the quality or state of being venturesome
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Noun1.venturesomeness - the trait of being adventurousventuresomeness - the trait of being adventurous  
boldness, hardihood, hardiness, daring - the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger; "the proposal required great boldness"; "the plan required great hardiness of heart"
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