venturesome

The adjective venturesome describes someone who is willing to take risks, someone brave. If you have a venturesome child, you may worry because she's the one you find on top of the playhouse instead of inside it.

The root word of venturesome is venture, and venture is short for aventure, which is a form of adventure, which we understand to be an interesting or exciting experience. Some people are more venturesome than others. You may thrive on mountain climbing or going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or your idea of adventure may be occasionally trying a strawberry jelly with your peanut butter instead of grape.

Definitions of venturesome
  1. adjective
    disposed to venture or take risks
    “a venturesome investor”
    synonyms: audacious, daring, venturous
    adventuresome, adventurous
    willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
Word Family