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Adve'nturous. adj. [adventureux, Fr.]

  1. He that is inclined to adventures; and, consequently, bold, daring, courageous.

    At land and sea, in many a doubtful fight,
    Was never known a more advent'rous knight;
    Who oftner drew his sword, and always for the right.
    Dryd. Hind and Panther.

  2. Applied to things; that which is full of hazard; which requires courage; dangerous.

    But I've already troubled you too long,
    Nor dare attempt a more advent'rous song.
    My humble verse demands a softer theme;
    A painted meadow, or a purling stream.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385)

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