Speculative - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspekjələtɪv|  American pronunciation of the word speculative
Brit.  |ˈspɛkjʊlətɪv|  British pronunciation of the word speculative

adjective

- not financially safe or secure(syn: bad, high-risk, risky)

speculative business enterprises

- not based on fact or investigation(syn: notional)

speculative knowledge

- showing curiosity(syn: inquisitive, questioning, wondering)

raised a speculative eyebrow

Examples

His conclusions are highly speculative.

a writer with a speculative mind

a speculative boom in housing construction

His mother regarded him with a speculative eye.

Father was oblivious to the man's speculative notice of his wife.

That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929

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