adventurous Definition

  • 1willing to take risks or try out new methods, ideas, or experiences
  • 2full of excitement and unusual activity

Using adventurous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "adventurous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has an adventurous spirit and loves to travel to new places.

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    The group went on an adventurous hike through the mountains.

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    He tried an adventurous new recipe for dinner.

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    The movie is an adventurous tale of pirates and treasure.

adventurous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for adventurous

Phrases with adventurous

  • a trip or voyage that involves risk, excitement, or exploration


    The adventurers set out on an adventurous journey to find the lost city.

  • someone who enjoys trying new and unusual foods


    She's an adventurous eater and always orders something new at restaurants.

  • a way of living that involves taking risks, trying new things, and seeking adventure


    He leads an adventurous lifestyle, traveling the world and trying new experiences.

Origins of adventurous

from Old French 'aventureux', from 'aventure'


Summary: adventurous in Brief

'Adventurous' [ədˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)rəs] describes someone who is willing to take risks and try new things. It can also refer to things that are exciting and full of unusual activity, as in 'The movie is an adventurous tale of pirates and treasure.' Phrases like 'adventurous journey' and 'adventurous eater' use 'adventurous' to denote risk-taking and exploration. 'Adventurous' is a formal word that can be replaced with 'enterprising' or 'daring,' or informal words like 'gutsy' or 'spunky.'

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