What are some opposite words for speculative?

Antonyms for speculative
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term speculative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad, risky, high-risk, speculative(adj)

    not financially safe or secure

    "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"

    Antonyms:
    sound, empirical, incurious, empiric

    Synonyms:
    big, spoiled, uncollectible, risky, questioning, bad, regretful, hazardous, forged, defective, inquisitive, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, wondering(a), high-risk, unfit, wild, notional

  2. notional, speculative(adj)

    not based on fact or investigation

    "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"

    Antonyms:
    empirical, empiric, incurious, sound

    Synonyms:
    wondering(a), bad, inquisitive, notional, fanciful, conceptional, imaginary, risky, high-risk, questioning, ideational

  3. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)(adj)

    showing curiosity

    "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

    Antonyms:
    incurious, empirical, sound, empiric

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculative(a)

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, meditative, theoretical, supposititious

Editors Contribution

  1. dispositive

    not indicative of the eventual outcome

    election polling is not absolutely dispositive of the election winner. the poll is speculative and reflective of the inherent errors embodied in polling.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 10, 2020  

How to use speculative in a sentence?

  1. Darin McLeskey:

    The bottom has fallen out of the speculative market.

  2. Paul Chan:

    Fitch's view is purely speculative, lacking justification.

  3. Michael Hasenstab:

    The central bank has handled the speculative attacks adeptly.

  4. John Saucer:

    The scope of today's sell-off is unequivocally a speculative washout.

  5. Mphasis Ltd:

    The company does not respond to the market rumors and speculative news reporting.

How to pronounce speculative?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Veena
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How to say speculative in sign language?

  1. speculative

Words popularity by usage frequency

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