adventurous

If you're adventurous, you're eager to try new things and take risks. If you can't wait to go kayaking in the Amazon and you're willing to try that stew with the weird things floating around in it, you're adventurous.

Adventurous means eager for adventure, and both words come from the Latin for “about to happen” — an adventure always has an element of the unknown. Being adventurous means you’re willing to go where you haven’t been before and do things you’ve never done, even if you don’t know how it’s going to turn out.

Definitions of adventurous
  1. adjective
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous pioneers”
    synonyms: adventuresome
    audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous
    disposed to venture or take risks
    sporting
    involving risk or willingness to take a risk
    swaggering, swashbuckling
    flamboyantly adventurous
    bold
    fearless and daring
    brave, courageous
    possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    incautious
    lacking in caution
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    Antonyms:
    unadventurous
    lacking in boldness
    safe
    (of an undertaking) secure from risk
    timid
    showing fear and lack of confidence
    cautious
    showing careful forethought
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