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Is there a single (non-colloquial) noun/word which describes a person who seeks/is looking for thrills, excitement or 'kicks'?

For context, I am an English mother tongue translator (Italian to English) and I am currently considering using the word 'adventurer'. The surrounding sentence goes like this (after translation):

The Festival provides a dynamic platform for contemporary photographers, visual storytellers, knowledge seekers and adventurers.

The LITERAL translation from Italian would be ('cercatore di emozioni'): seekers of excitement (thrills) but I prefer 'adventurer' as a one-word option that encompasses the overall meaning of the Italian phrase in this specific context. If anyone can think of a better word I'd love to hear it!

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    How do you imagine using the word in a sentence? Context can be very important in deciding on such a word. Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 11:56
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    – Spagirl
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 12:21
  • The (event) provides a dynamic platform for contemporary photographers, visual storytellers, knowledge seekers and adventurers.
    – Rubolo
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 16:05

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How about thrill-seeker, defined on Wiktionary as:

thrill-seeker (n) A person who enjoys thrilling situations, or who engages in dangerous sports

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  • Thanks Peter. I am an English mother tongue translator (Italian to English) and I have chosen the word 'adventurer'. The context is this (after translation): The Festival provides a dynamic platform for contemporary photographers, visual storytellers, knowledge seekers and adventurers. The LITERAL translation from Italian would be ('cercatore di emozioni'): seekers of excitement (thrills) but I prefer 'adventurer' as a one-word option that encompasses the overall meaning of the Italian phrase in this specific context. If anyone can think of a better word I'd love to hear it ! Thanks again.
    – Rubolo
    Commented Nov 5, 2018 at 16:40
  • @Rubolo The word "adventurer" is something more generalized that doesn't have the same specific meaning as something as who is "looking for thrills, excitement, or 'kicks'." (Somebody who gambles for excitement would not be called an adventurer.) If you prefer adventurer to thrill-seeker, you should edit your question to make your criteria clearer. Commented Nov 6, 2018 at 3:15

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