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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher-uh s]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər əs/
    • /ədˈven.tʃər.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ven-cher-uh s]
    • /ædˈvɛn tʃər əs/

Definitions of adventurous word

  • adjective adventurous Someone who is adventurous is willing to take risks and to try new methods. Something that is adventurous involves new things or ideas. 4
  • adjective adventurous Someone who is adventurous is eager to visit new places and have new experiences. 4
  • adjective adventurous daring or enterprising 4
  • adjective adventurous dangerous; involving risk 4
  • adjective adventurous fond of adventure; willing to take chances; daring 4
  • adjective adventurous full of danger; risky 2

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Origin of adventurous

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Adventurous


adventurous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adventurous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adventurous

adj adventurous

  • adventuresome — Adventuresome means the same as adventurous.
  • intrepid — resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer.
  • bold — Bold lines or designs are drawn in a clear, strong way.
  • audacious — Someone who is audacious takes risks in order to achieve something.
  • courageous — Someone who is courageous shows courage.

adjective adventurous

  • daring — People who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people.
  • seeking — to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth.
  • adventurous — Someone who is adventurous is willing to take risks and to try new methods. Something that is adventurous involves new things or ideas.
  • carefree — A carefree person or period of time doesn't have or involve any problems, worries, or responsibilities.

Antonyms for adventurous

adj adventurous

  • cowardly — If you describe someone as cowardly, you disapprove of them because they are easily frightened and avoid doing dangerous and difficult things.
  • meek — humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others.
  • timid — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
  • careful — If you are careful, you give serious attention to what you are doing, in order to avoid harm, damage, or mistakes. If you are careful to do something, you make sure that you do it.
  • cautious — Someone who is cautious acts very carefully in order to avoid possible danger.

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