venturesomeness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

venturesome +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

venturesomeness (uncountable)

  1. The degree or quality of being venturesome.
    • 1899: Joseph Conrad, Youth And Two Other Stories [1]
      Somebody must lead the way. I just showed that the thing could be done; but you men brought up to the use of steam cannot conceive the vast importance of my bit of venturesomeness to the Eastern trade of the time.