venturous

Someone who's venturous has a bold, brave spirit and isn't afraid to take risks. Your venturous nature might make your mom call you a daredevil.

Use the adjective venturous when you need an old fashioned way to describe a daring person. Mountain climbers and competitive skiers are venturous, and a little girl on her brand new skateboard, zipping down the driveway, is also venturous. It's more common these days to use the related, original adjective adventurous. Both words come from the Old French root aventuros, which means "chance, accidental, or fortuitous."

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