Synonyms for adventurousness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ad-ven-cher-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ædˈvɛn tʃər əs

Définition of adventurousness

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of persons, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).
  • noun daring
Example sentences :
  • He is a little too effusive, a little too self-conscious in his adventurousness.
  • Extract from : « The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 » by Various
  • What has not man effected by the boldness of his conceptions and the adventurousness of his spirit?
  • Extract from : « Thoughts on Man » by William Godwin
  • While his adventurousness was conquest, hers, it was only too manifest, was brigandage.
  • Extract from : « The Research Magnificent » by H. G. Wells
  • I knew it from her insecure temperament, her adventurousness, her needs.
  • Extract from : « The Research Magnificent » by H. G. Wells
  • You know less of the adventurousness of love than I should have suspected.
  • Extract from : « Edgar Huntley » by Charles Brockden Brown
  • His one defect was his want of a boy's adventurousness, and his disinclination to out-door sports and exercises.
  • Extract from : « Studies in Modern Music, Second Series » by W. H. Hadow
  • When the balance hangs in doubt between the adventurousness of vanity and the frigidity of fear, ever incline to the latter side.
  • Extract from : « Four Early Pamphlets » by William Godwin
  • The goldfield cyclist, however, is a reckless individual, and rarely counts the cost of his adventurousness.
  • Extract from : « In Search of El Dorado » by Alexander MacDonald
  • He represented the spirit of national unrest and adventurousness, which James abhorred.
  • Extract from : « Sir Walter Ralegh » by William Stebbing
  • Fletcher was a bold and skilful swimmer, and on at least two occasions his adventurousness nearly cost him his life.
  • Extract from : « Fletcher of Madeley » by Frederic W. Macdonald

Antonyms for adventurousness

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