from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, or based upon contemplative speculation. See Synonyms at theoretical.
- adj. Given to conjecture or speculation.
- adj. Marked by inquisitive interest: raised a speculative eyebrow.
- adj. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation: speculative brokers; speculative stocks.
- adj. Spent in speculation: speculative funds.
- adj. Involving chance; risky: speculative business enterprises.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given to speculation; contemplative.
- adj. Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.
- adj. Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.
- adj. Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc..
- adj. More risky than typical investments; not investment grade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or affording vision or outlook: a meaning influenced by Latin specula, ‘a watch-tower.’
- Given to speculation; contemplative; theoretical.
- Purely scientific; having knowledge as its end; theoretical: opposed to practical; also (limiting a noun denoting a person and signifying his opinions or character), in theory, and not, or not merely, in practice; also, cognitive; intellectual.
- Inferential; known by reasoning, and not by direct experience: opposed to intuitive; also, improperly, purely a priori.
- Pertaining or given to speculation in trade; engaged in speculation, or precarious ventures for the chance of large profits; of the nature of financial speculation: as, a speculative trader; speculative investments or business.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing curiosity
- adj. not financially safe or secure
- adj. not based on fact or investigation
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