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Synonyms for conjecture
kənˈdʒɛk tʃər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. speculation, conjecture(noun)

    a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)

    "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"

    Synonyms:
    surmisal, hypothesis, meditation, guess, supposition, surmise, speculation, venture

  2. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis(noun)

    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    guess, possibility, surmise, guesswork, theory, meditation, venture, supposition, dead reckoning, guessing, surmisal, supposal, assumption, hypothesis, speculation, shot

  3. conjecture(verb)

    reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

    Synonyms:
    surmise, surmisal, guess, hypothesis, supposition, speculation

  4. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose(verb)

    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, presuppose, guess, contemplate, think, theorise, say, reflect, chew over, excogitate, reckon, suppose, imagine, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, opine, mull, speculate, job

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conjecture

    A hypothesis is a statement of what is deemed possibly true, assumed and reasoned upon as if certainly true, with a view of reaching truth not yet surely known; especially, in the sciences, a hypothesis is a comprehensive tentative explanation of certain phenomena, which is meant to include all other facts of the same class, and which is assumed as true till there has been opportunity to bring all related facts into comparison; if the hypothesis explains all the facts, it is regarded as verified; till then it is regarded as a working hypothesis, that is, one that may answer for present practical purposes. A hypothesis may be termed a comprehensive guess. A guess is a swift conclusion from data directly at hand, and held as probable or tentative, while one confessedly lacks material for absolute certainty. A conjecture is more methodical than a guess, while a supposition is still slower and more settled; a conjecture, like a guess, is preliminary and tentative; a supposition is more nearly final; a surmise is more floating and visionary, and often sinister; as, a surmise that a stranger may be a pickpocket. Theory is used of the mental coordination of facts and principles, that may or may not prove correct; a machine may be perfect in theory, but useless in fact. Scheme may be used as nearly equivalent to theory, but is more frequently applied to proposed action, and in the sense of a somewhat visionary plan. A speculation may be wholly of the brain, resting upon no facts worthy of consideration; system is the highest of these terms, having most of assurance and fixity; a system unites many facts, phenomena, or doctrines into an orderly and consistent whole; we speak of a system of theology, of the Copernican system of the universe. Compare SYSTEM.

    Synonyms:
    guess, hypothesis, scheme, speculation, supposition, surmise, system, theory

    Antonyms:
    certainty, demonstration, discovery, evidence, fact, proof

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conjecture(v)

    Synonyms:
    guest, divination, hypothesis, theory, notion, surmise, supposition

    Antonyms:
    computation, calculation, inference, reckoning, proof, deduction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conjecture(n.)

    Synonyms:
    supposition, surmise, guess, hypothesis, theory

  2. conjecture(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, suppose, divine, suspect

  3. conjecture(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, suppose, suspect, fancy, dare say, take it, hazard the conjecture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conjecture(n)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, supposition

  2. conjecture(v)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, guess, speculate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    speculation, guesswork, hypothesis

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How to use conjecture in a sentence?

  1. Cyril Wecht:

    I don't think it's a great stretch, he was one of those guys with a very strong sense of justice and professional discipline and in light of what evolved and came to be disclosed -- I speak as a forensic pathologist who's done so many suicides over the years and what can bring someone to that point. It's pure conjecture, not based on any factual knowledge.

  2. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards:

    It's not conjecture, it's not some flimsy theory, this is what is going to happen.

  3. Mark Twain:

    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

  4. J.W.N. Sullivan:

    For every living creature that succeeds in getting a footing in life there are thousands or millions that perish. There is an enormous random scattering for every seed that comes to life. This does not remind us of intelligent human design. "If a man in order to shoot a hare, were to discharge thousands of guns on a great moor in all possible directions; if in order to get into a locked room, he were to buy ten thousand casual keys, and try them all; if, in order to have a house, he were to build a town, and leave all the other houses to wind and weather - assuredly no one would call such proceedings purposeful and still less would anyone conjecture behind these proceedings a higher wisdom, unrevealed reasons, and superior prudence."

  5. Anatole France:

    To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.


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