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Definitions of speculative

  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Given to speculation; contemplative. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to, or given to, contemplation, reflection, or theorizing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Speculatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Speculativeness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Given to speculation or theory: ideal: pertaining to speculation in business, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Given to speculation; theoretical; ideal; addicted, or pertaining, to speculation in business; venturesome. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Pertaining to or involving speculation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Given to speculation; contemplative; formed by speculation; theoretical; not verified by fact, experiment or practice; adventurous in business. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Given to speculation; ideal; theoretical. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious. mso.anu.edu.au
  16. More risky than typical investments; not investment grade. dictgcide_fs
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