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Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions
{a} contemplative, serious, notional
Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration
Speculative is used to describe activities which involve buying goods or shares, or buildings and properties, in the hope of being able to sell them again at a higher price and make a profit. Thousands of pensioners were persuaded to mortgage their homes to invest in speculative bonds
{s} intellectual; theoretical; of or pertaining to speculation
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"
as, a speculative dealer or enterprise
Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious
Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc
showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"
not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"
Given to speculation; contemplative
A piece of information that is speculative is based on guesses rather than knowledge. The papers ran speculative stories about the mysterious disappearance of Eddie Donagan
Someone who has a speculative expression seems to be trying to guess something about a person or thing. His mother regarded him with a speculative eye
{a} theoretic
{a} theoretical
{a} theorical
speculative damages
Claims made by a plaintiff for losses that may occur in the future, but are highly improbable. They can not be used as a basis for recovery in tort or contract cases
speculative fiction
A class of fiction including but not necessarily limited to fantasy, horror and science fiction, dealing with worlds, themes and characters not part of everyday life
speculative fiction
A particular work belonging to this class
speculative fictions
plural form of speculative fiction
speculative philosophies
plural form of speculative philosophy
speculative philosophy
A particular philosophical school, system, or work representative of this kind of philosophy

In the period before the wars, some of the speculative philosophies, including pragmatism, developed supernaturalist theologies and idealistic metaphysics, while others discarded these traditional views in favor of sweeping Spencerian or Bergsonian theories about nature.

speculative philosophy
Philosophy, especially traditional metaphysical philosophy, which makes claims that cannot be verified by everyday experience of the physical world or by a scientific method

Speculative philosophy is the endeavour to frame a coherent, logical, necessary system of general ideas in terms of which every element of our experience can be interpreted.

speculative bubble
A rapid, but usually short-lived, run-up in prices caused by excessive buying which is unrelated to any of the basic, underlying factors affecting the supply or demand for the commodity Speculative bubbles are usually associated with a "bandwagon" effect in which speculators rush to buy the commodity (in the case of futures, "to take positions") before the price trend ends, and an even greater rush to sell the commodity (unwind positions) when prices reverse
speculative channel
investment channel in which it is possible to earn large profits by the risks are also high
speculative share
share which is purchased for quick profit (and not for pure economic reasons)
{a} in a speculative manner
in a speculative manner; "he looked at her speculatively"
in a speculative manner; "he looked at her speculatively
in speculative manner, theoretically, conjecturally