(n.) = swashbuckler ; adventurer. Ex: Many swashbucklers lived by the credo 'Better lucky than good'. Ex: French explorer and adventurer Xavier Rosset is about to embark on a 300 day trip to live alone on a remote tropical island in the South Pacific. (adj.) = adventurous ; buccaneering ; swashbuckling. Ex: Many say the role of consumer advice centres as being simply mediators between the consumer and the retailer/manufacturer; only a few adventurous authorities encouraged the aggressive championing of consumer complaints. Ex: But whatever we make of their buccaneering spirit, the apostolic passion firing their hearts is surely beyond contention. Ex: He was one of the best-known highwaymen of the day with a swashbuckling, devil-may-care character.