AskDefine | Define speculative

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speculative adj
1 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" [syn: bad, insecure, risky, high-risk]
2 not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge" [syn: notional]
3 showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow" [syn: inquisitive, questioning, wondering(a)]

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  1. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions.


characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions



  1. Feminine plural form of speculativo

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