adventurism

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Etymology[edit]

From adventure +‎ -ism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ədˈvɛn(t)ʃəɹɪz(ə)m/

Noun[edit]

adventurism (uncountable)

  1. The behaviour of an adventurer; risk-taking. [from 19th c.]
  2. (politics) The taking of excessive risks by a government in their political, economic or foreign affairs. [from 20th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 133:
      The rejection of foreign adventurism derived partly from an awareness of the dynastic vulnerability of the Bourbon line, partly from the country's economic as well as its military fragility – and partly too from the increasingly evident limitations of France's traditional international allies.

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