adventurism adventurism  /æd ˈvɛn tʃə ˌrɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

Usage(s):

  1. American conservatism is now associated with wasteful spending, military adventurism and ideological conformity.
  2. But the war of words is a reminder of an ever-present danger of military adventurism across the Israel-Lebanon border.
  3. Failure would see the general ousted and replaced by a leadership more prone to Islamist adventurism.

News

  • Loran Smith: Hoping that Tereshinki’s legacy lives

    The legend of former University of Georgia tight end Joe Tereshinski will linger for those with affection for the grant-in-aid system, which made college football what it is today. Tereshinski’s story was one of old-world adventurism coupled with opportunity, but it was like others. Between two world wars and beyond, generation after generation in America realized the son could make for a better ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Dalton Daily Citizen

Quotes

  1. "Iran is not after adventurism," said Kazem Jalali, the spokesman of parliament's committee on foreign policy and national security, insisting his country does not want "to make the situation more complicated."
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Kazem Jalali Source: Forbes

  2. "Our victory over fascism is a great example and a great lesson to all nations, a lesson which is still topical today when, again and again, people appear who indulge in military adventurism," Medvedev said from a podium front of the tomb of...
    on May 9, 2009 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: Aljazeera.net

  3. "We want to rebuild mutual confidence between the United States, which has been badly damaged as a result of what I called 'diplomatic adventurism' on the part of the current administration," Ma said. "That period is really in the past."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Ma Ying-jeou Source: TIME

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