Synonyms of speculative


1. bad, risky, high-risk, speculative, unsound (vs. sound)

usage: 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"

2. notional, speculative, theoretical (vs. empirical), theoretic

usage: not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"

3. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(prenominal), curious (vs. incurious)

usage: showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

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Definition and meaning of speculative (Dictionary)