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Synonyms for hypothetical
ˌhaɪ pəˈθɛt ɪ kəlhy·po·thet·i·cal

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  1. hypotheticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    conjectural

  2. hypotheticaladjective

    Based upon a hypothesis; conjectural

    These hypotheticals serve no purpose until we have more information.

    Synonyms:
    conjectural, conditional

  3. hypotheticaladjective

    conditional; contingent upon some hypothesis/antecedent

    Synonyms:
    conditional, conjectural

  4. hypotheticaladjective

    Antonyms:
    actual

  5. hypotheticaladjective

    Antonyms:
    categorical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypotheticaladjective

    a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.

    "consider the following, just as a hypothetical"

    Antonyms:
    empirical, empiric

  2. conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousadjective

    based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

    "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"

    Synonyms:
    hypothetic, so-called, supposititious, conjectural, sibylline, supposed, supposed(a), divinatory, suppositional, mantic, supposed(p), sibyllic, vatical, suppositious, vatic, alleged(a)

    Antonyms:
    empirical, empiric

Editors Contribution

  1. thought experiment

    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hypotheticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    conditional, that involves an hypothesis

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How to use hypothetical in a sentence?

  1. Republican Rep. Ed Clere:

    Unfortunately we're back here, not just with needle exchange as a hypothetical theory, but with a real situation where a needle exchange (program) could make a difference.

  2. Jennifer Lawless:

    The shutdown is real. The wall is hypothetical. And at some point soon, the Republicans are going to remember that it's real people in their districts who aren't getting paid, real people who aren't able to access government services, and real people who vote.

  3. Armstrong Williams:

    Dr. Carson is very dismissive of the question because it was hypothetical and Dr. Carson does not answer in hypotheticals. And so he intentionally did not answer the question, dr. Carson is still on a learning curve.

  4. Representative Bill Shuster:

    I do not believe it is in the best interests of the U.S. freight transportation system, railroad employees, rail shippers and the short line railroads, i have expressed my concerns to the appropriate federal agency and I believe it is time for all parties to move on from hypothetical merger proposals and focus on improving the transportation of goods and products to help grow the American economy.

  5. Peter Ward:

    North Korea could, in a hypothetical future in which sanctions are relaxed, become a significant destination for foreign investment, to do so, however the government would need to gain the trust of international investors.


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