Definition of adventurous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ədˈventʃərəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ədˈventʃərəs//
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  1. 1(North American English also adventuresome) (of a person) willing to take risks and try new ideas; enjoying being in new, exciting situations For the more adventurous tourists, there are trips into the mountains with a local guide. Many teachers would like to be more adventurous and creative.
  2. 2including new and interesting things, methods and ideas The menu contained traditional favourites as well as more adventurous dishes. an adventurous new production of the play
  3. 3full of new, exciting or dangerous experiences an adventurous trip/lifestyle My interests include anything adventurous or challenging. Ben eventually tired of his adventurous lifestyle, and sought to settle down.
  4. opposite unadventurous
    Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French aventureus, from aventure , based on Latin adventurus ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’, from ad- ‘to’ + venire ‘come’.
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