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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher-er]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər ər/
    • /ədˈven.tʃə.rər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher-er]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər ər/

Definitions of adventurer word

  • countable noun adventurer An adventurer is a person who enjoys going to new, unusual, and exciting places. 3
  • countable noun adventurer If you describe someone as an adventurer, you disapprove of them because they are using dishonest or immoral methods to gain money or power. 3
  • noun adventurer a person who seeks adventure, esp one who seeks success or money through daring exploits 3
  • noun adventurer a person who seeks money or power by unscrupulous means 3
  • noun adventurer a speculator 3
  • noun adventurer a person who has or likes to have adventures 3

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Origin of adventurer

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1475-85; adventure + -er1

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Parts of speech for Adventurer


adventurer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

adventurer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adventurer

noun adventurer

  • mercenary — working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
  • swashbuckler — a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.
  • daredevil — Daredevil people enjoy doing physically dangerous things.
  • traveler — a person or thing that travels.
  • charlatan — You describe someone as a charlatan when they pretend to have skills or knowledge that they do not really possess.

Antonyms for adventurer

noun adventurer

  • stick in the mud — someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.
  • old fogy — a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc.
  • stick-in-the-mud — someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy.

Top questions with adventurer

  • how to be an adventurer?
  • how to become an adventurer?
  • who is an adventurer?
  • scandinavian adventurer who probably discovered america?
  • a reporter and adventurer who travels with his dog?

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