What does adventurism mean?

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  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.]
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They were successfully kept under the thumb, insofar as any lingering attraction to foreign adventurism was concerned.
There is widespread public concern about scientific adventurism with the human genome.
Do you want to be safe in your own country or do you want to waste precious lives and resources on military adventurism?
His departure has been welcomed by those investors both big and small who hope it'll bring an end to the company's corporate adventurism.
Because he believes modern-day adventurism of this sort cannot work and is unnecessary.
Her wilful eccentricity and sonic adventurism mapped out new territory for hip hop at the turn of the century.

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