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SPECULATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does speculative mean? 

SPECULATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective SPECULATIVE has 3 senses:

1. not financially safe or secure
2. not based on fact or investigation
3. showing curiosity

  Familiarity information: SPECULATIVE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPECULATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1speculative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not financially safe or secure

Synonyms:

high-risk; speculative; risky; bad

Context examples:

a bad investment / high risk investments / anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky / speculative business enterprises

Similar:

unsound (not sound financially)


Sense 2speculative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not based on fact or investigation

Synonyms:

speculative; notional

Context examples:

a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs / speculative knowledge

Similar:

theoretic; theoretical (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations)


Sense 3speculative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing curiosity

Synonyms:

inquisitive; wondering; questioning; speculative

Context examples:

if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive / raised a speculative eyebrow

Similar:

curious (eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns))


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