(Phrases). A blind bargain; a wild-cat scheme.
A desperado, rashling, bravo, dare-devil, enfant perdu, Hotspur, Don Quixote, knight-errant, Icarus.
(Verbs). To be rash, incautious, etc.
(Phrases). To buy a pig in a poke; to go on a forlorn hope; to go at it bald-headed; to rush on destruction.
(Adjectives). Rash, temerarious, headstrong, insane, fool-hardy, slapdash, dare-devil, over-bold, reckless, desperate, hot-headed, hare-brained, headlong, hot-brained, over-confident, precipitate, Quixotic.
Imprudent, indiscreet, uncalculating, incautious, improvident.
(Phrases). Without ballast; tête baissée; post-haste; neck or nothing; head-foremost; head-first; à corps perdu.
(Interjections). Vogue la galère! come what may!
Coolness, self-possession, presence of mind, sang-froid, self-command, steadiness, the Fabian policy.
(Phrases). "The better part of valour"; a safe man.
(Verbs). To be cautious, etc., to take care, to have a care, take heed, to be on one's guard, to look about one, to take no chances.
(Phrases). To look before one leaps; let sleeping dogs lie; to see which way the wind blows; to have one's wits about one.
(Adjectives). Cautious, wary, careful, heedful, cautelous, chary, circumspect, prudent, prudential, reserved, discreet, non-committal.
Unenterprising, unadventurous, cool, steady, self-possessed.
Inclination, leaning, bent, fancy, partiality, penchant, predilection, liking, love, fondness, relish, keenness.
Want, need, exigency.
Longing, hankering, solicitude, anxiety, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition, over-anxiety.
Appetite, appetence, appetency, the edge of appetite, keenness, hunger, stomach, thirst, thirstiness, mouth-watering, itch, prurience, lickerishness, cacoethes, cupidity, lust, concupiscence, greed.
Avidity, greediness, covetousness, craving, voracity, canine appetite, bulimia, rapacity.
Passion, rage, furore, mania, inextinguishable desire, vaulting ambition, impetuosity.
A gourmand, gourmet, glutton, cormorant, see 957.
An amateur, votary, devotee, aspirant, solicitant, candidate.
Object of desire: desideratum, attraction, allurement, fancy, temptation, magnet, whim, whimsy 608, maggot, hobby, hobby-horse, prestige.
(Phrases). The height of one's ambition; hoc erat in votis; the wish being father to the thought; sua cuique voluptas.
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