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speculative

spec·u·la·tive

speculative

 
pronunciation:
spek y l tihv [or] spek y leI tihv
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or based on conjecture or theorizing.
Positive results of the treatment are speculative at this point; nonetheless, we feel we have reason to hope.
synonyms:
theoretical
similar words:
academic, airy, conjectural, contemplative, deliberative, groundless, hypothetical, intellectual, moot, tentative
definition 2: engaging in or inclined to contemplative or theoretical thinking.
definition 3: involving, engaged in, or inclined to financial speculation.
definition 4: in financial matters, involving considerable risk while often promising high profits.
similar words:
risky
derivations: speculatively (adv.), speculativeness (n.)