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Synonyms for speculative
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv

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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"

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

    Antonyms:
    sound, empirical, incurious, empiric

  2. notional, speculative(adj)

    not based on fact or investigation

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

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

    Antonyms:
    empirical, empiric, incurious, sound

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speculative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, unpractical, platonic, philosophical, given to speculation

  2. speculative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    theoretical, ideal, imaginary

  3. speculative(a.)

    Synonyms:
    given to hazardous trading

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculative(a)

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, meditative, theoretical, supposititious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "speculative":

    hedge, speculation, hypothetical, conjectural, asset-price

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How to use speculative in a sentence?

  1. Elliot Tapper:

    This is more speculative, but there is some cultural social force which is leading people to drink more, that could be related to changes in socioeconomic status, but it is true we are seeing people drinking more in one sitting and there is much more binge drinking which puts people at risk.

  2. Li Keqiang:

    With the speculative exit being closed most of the sponsors will have to cancel the buy-out offers, as the exit strategy becomes less compelling, the return on buyout deals start to look less appetizing and murkier.

  3. William Schaffner:

    I certainly would not recommend that people in the U.S. ask their physicians to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of COVID, its use is entirely speculative.

  4. Darin McLeskey:

    The bottom has fallen out of the speculative market.

  5. Owen Callan:

    We had a real capitulation in markets this morning and there was no obvious catalyst, we then had some bargain hunters coming in later in the day, but the moves have been driven by more speculative hedge funds.

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