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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ven-chuh-riz-uh m]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃəˌrɪz əm/
    • /ədˈvenʧərɪzəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ven-chuh-riz-uh m]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃəˌrɪz əm/

Definitions of adventurism word

  • uncountable noun adventurism Adventurism is a willingness to take risks, especially in order to obtain an unfair advantage in politics or business. 3
  • noun adventurism recklessness, esp in politics and finance 3
  • noun adventurism actions or tactics, esp. in politics or international relations, that are regarded as recklessly daring and involving the risk of serious consequences 3
  • noun adventurism defiance or disregard of accepted standards of behavior. 1
  • noun adventurism rash or irresponsible policies, methods, or actions, especially in political or international affairs. 1
  • noun adventurism The willingness to take risks in business or politics (especially in the context of foreign policy); actions, tactics, or attitudes regarded as daring or reckless. 1

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Origin of adventurism

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
1835-45; adventure + -ism, as translation of Russian avantyurízm

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Parts of speech for Adventurism


adventurism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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