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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. Matt Hanna:

    Most investors are willing to take increased risk compared to normal, you have a confluence of events...nearly unlimited expectations for stimulus combined with companies actually doing fairly well and that’s fueling major speculative behavior.

  2. Robert Moore:

    At the margin you get and will continue to get those who are speculative, we've seen that in the past week and we'll continue to see some evidence of that.

  3. Darin McLeskey:

    The bottom has fallen out of the speculative market.

  4. Patrick Finan:

    It is possible, for example, that frequent travelers might adapt to this first night effect over time, any clinical implications would be speculative at the moment.

  5. Jon Fine:

    It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.


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