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Synonyms for theoretical
ˌθi əˈrɛt ɪ kəlthe·o·ret·i·cal

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. theoretical

    Synonyms:
    speculative, hypothetical, presumptive

    Antonyms:
    practical, positive, definite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. theoretical, theoreticadjective

    concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

    "theoretical science"

    Synonyms:
    theoretic

    Antonyms:
    confirmable, verifiable, data-based, falsifiable, trial-and-error, applied, empiric, existential, observational, a posteriori, experimental, experiential, empirical, semiempirical, forensic, practical

  2. theoreticaladjective

    concerned with theories rather than their practical applications

    "theoretical physics"

    Synonyms:
    theoretic

    Antonyms:
    verifiable, applied, empiric, experiential, forensic, confirmable, data-based, falsifiable, practical, empirical, semiempirical, existential, observational, trial-and-error, a posteriori, experimental

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. theoreticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    speculative, conjectural, hypothetical, unpractical, not practical

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How to use theoretical in a sentence?

  1. James Fenimore Cooper:

    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.

  2. Richard Phillips Feynman:

    The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things...

  3. Justin Trudeau:

    We need to be consulting with communities; we need to be partnering with indigenous peoples; we need to be reassuring Canadians that the science and environmental impact and the risks are being properly monitored, however, we do need to continue to allow processes ... underway where proponents of a broad range of projects can attempt to acquire the social license that simply was not available, even as a theoretical option, over the past years.

  4. George Daniels on Wednesday:

    What were previously theoretical harms have proven to be true. We no longer need to imagine the worst-case scenario ; we are experiencing its dramatic effects in real time.

  5. Günter Bechly:

    If a theory and its proponents stubbornly refuse falsification by an ever increasing body of substantial conflicting evidence, the theory degenerates into a textbook example of dogmatic pseudo-science. The neo-Darwinian theory of macroevolution has failed on all fronts, from mathematical feasibility, to theoretical plausibility and explanatory power, to empirical support.


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