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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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They were the more comradely men, the more venturous, the more individual.
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?
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.
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.
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.
After reading this book, I hope, some leaders will realize and be venturous to take actions.
This reduces jobs bearing safety risks, venturous investment risk and even product liability risk, thereby encouraging firms to willingly develop and market highly beneficial products.
A group of authentic leaders, talented executives, and venturous women that have set a very high standard for Latinas to follow.
These were Venturous Theater Fund, the Hollister-Clagett Family Foundation, and the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
However, the consideration of these results as a stress-induced immunosuppression is venturous.
358 (1956), is the most compositionally venturous of all his five piano concertos.
Venturous went hard at it too far out at Newmarket and weakened quickly when losing his action to finish eighth.