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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:

    hedge, speculation, hypothetical, conjectural, asset-price

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#327192conceptional

How to use speculative in a sentence?

  1. Angus Gluskie:

    With many markets having been sold off heavily over recent weeks, today’s rally, like the U.S. last night, represents a speculative bounce, the market will remain susceptible to a return of negativity until we see signs of some improvement in the original causes of weakness, which were predominantly Chinese growth concerns.

  2. Karl R. Popper:

    The history of science is everywhere speculative. It is a marvelous hiatory. It makes you proud to be a human being.

  3. Med Jones:

    Gold belongs with a class of speculative investments and should be kept to a minimum in long-term investment portfolios. This statement is valid until the world adopts gold as the main component of a new international currency.

  4. Attila Dery:

    The trust factor has begun to return, many people want in at once, and this speculative demand has fuelled the price increase.

  5. Nitesh Shah:

    Investor optimism for oil has markedly improved. We believe the gains in price are sustainable and not just driven by speculative gains. We are likely to be in a global oil supply deficit by Q3 2016.


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