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English definition of “adventurer”

adventurer

noun [C]     /ədˈven.tʃə.rər/ US  /-tʃɚ.ɚ/
someone who enjoys and looks for dangerous and exciting experiences: He was something of an adventurer, living most of his life abroad.Heroes and cowards disapproving a person who takes risks, acts dishonestly, or uses the fact that they are sexually attractive to become rich or powerful: He was portrayed in the press as a gold digger and adventurer.Taking risksGambling and bookmaking
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