1. Inclined to undertake new and daring enterprises: "routes first sailed ... by another generation of tough, adventurous seafarers, the clipper men" (Tim Zimmermann).
2. Requiring or characterized by boldness or daring; hazardous; risky: adventurous travels.
Synonyms: adventurous, adventuresome, audacious, daredevil, daring, venturesome
These adjectives mean inclined to undertake risks: adventurous pioneers; an adventuresome prospector; an audacious explorer; a daredevil test pilot; daring acrobats; a venturesome investor.
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