Meaning of “adventurous” in the English Dictionary

"adventurous" in British English

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uk /ədˈven.tʃər.əs/ us /ədˈven.tʃɚ.əs/

B2 willing to try new or difficult things:

I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cooking.

exciting and often dangerous:

She led an adventurous life.

More examples

  • I'm not normally very adventurous when choosing my holidays.
  • Lydia is a person who has always had an adventurous spirit.
  • Come on - be a bit more adventurous! You always choose chicken and chips!
  • Instead of staying in the hotel all the time, we wanted to go out and be adventurous.
  • He's looking for an adventurous companion to go backpacking with in China.
adverb uk /ədˈven.tʃər.ə us /ədˈven.tʃɚ.ə

(Definition of “adventurous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adventurous" in American English

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us /ədˈven·tʃər·əs/ also adventuresome, /ədˈven·tʃər·səm/

willing to try new, unusual, and exciting things:

I’m pretty adventurous in cooking (= willing to try new and unusual things).

(Definition of “adventurous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)