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Synonyms for speculative
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪvspec·u·la·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad, risky, high-risk, speculativeadjective

    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, speculativeadjective

    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)adjective

    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. speculativeadjective

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

  2. speculativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    theoretical, ideal, imaginary

  3. speculativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    given to hazardous trading

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculativeadjective

    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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2263sorry
#4924tough
#5700hazardous
#9438hypothetical
#11273defective
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#13327questioning
#14041speculation
#15510forged
#15665risky
#15937imaginary
#20140speculative
#21584spoiled
#29642unfit
#39207notional
#44241fanciful
#47076inquisitive
#50756spoilt
#53805unsound
#93066uncollectible
#117889conjectural
#134051regretful
#202594ideational
#327192conceptional

How to use speculative in a sentence?

  1. Med Jones:

    Unlike many in the investment community, I classify gold and other high volatility assets as speculative investments, so although I would invest in gold, I would keep its share of the portfolio to minimum and would monitor them closely.

  2. Immanuel Kant:

    All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?

  3. Thomas Herzfeld:

    Hugo Cancio is the best Cuba play we have and also the most speculative, it's not one I could recommend. The financials aren't there. But it is one I want to own.

  4. Stefan Berger:

    The recent fall in the value of digital currencies shows us how highly risky and speculative they are and that it is fundamental to act.

  5. Liz Ann Sonders:

    The weaker-than-expected economic data, and especially in parts of the economy like retail sales, is a big driver, we are seeing sentiment through last week in extreme speculative frothy euphoric optimistic territory.


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