Definition of enterprising:
adventuresome, energetic, entrepreneurial, aggressive, gumptious, daredevil, pushy, brisk, pushing, up-and-coming, action, audacious, venturesome, daring, driving, industrious, resourceful, venturous, zippy, dynamical, bold, vigorous, safety, spry, pushful, snappy, adventurous, ambitious, study at ambitious, peppy.
In Colonel Thornton we felt that we had recovered a dashing and enterprising officer; one as well calculated to lead a corps of light troops, and to guide the advance of an army, as any in the service.- "The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815", G. R. Gleig.
The younger people took the empty warehouses for granted, and listened to their grandparents' stories with interest, if they did not hear them too often; and the more enterprising among them spread their wings of ambition and flew away to the larger cities or to the westward.- "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
- "The First Hundred Thousand", Ian Hay.