HyperDic: speculative

English > 3 senses of the word speculative:
ADJECTIVEallspeculative, bad, risky, high-risknot financially safe or secure
allspeculative, notionalnot based on fact or investigation
allspeculative, inquisitive, questioning, wonderingshowing curiosity
speculative > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'kyahlahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > speculative: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot financially safe or secure.
Example "speculative business enterprises"
Synonymsbad, risky, high-risk
Broaderunsoundnot sound financially
Spanisharriesgado, inseguro, mal, malo
Catalanarriscat, dolent, insegur, mal
Nounsspeculativenessfinancial risk
Verbsspeculateinvest at a risk
English > speculative: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot based on fact or investigation.
Example "speculative knowledge"
Synonymnotional
Broadertheoretical, theoreticconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
Spanishespeculativo, hipotético
Catalanespeculatiu, hipotètic
Nounsspeculativenessthe quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
Verbsspeculateto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
speculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
English > speculative: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing curiosity.
Example "raised a speculative eyebrow"
Synonymsinquisitive, questioning, wondering
Broadercuriouseager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
Spanishinquisitivo, interrogativo
Adverbsspeculativelywith speculation
Verbsspeculatereflect deeply on a subject / subject

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