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speculative

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of speculative

  1. existing only as an assumption or speculation <a speculative explanation of why this ancient pottery was found hundreds of miles from where it was made> Synonyms academic (also academical), conjectural, hypothetical, theoretical, suppositionalRelated Words alleged, assumed, presumed, presupposed, proposed, supposed, unproved, unproven, untested; debatable, moot; abstract, conceptual, intellectual, metaphysical; nonclinical, nonpractical; nonempiricalNear Antonyms clinical, practical; concrete, defined, definite, distinct; attested, authenticated, confirmed, demonstrated, established, proven, substantiated, tested, time-tested, validated, verified; empirical (also empiric), nonspeculative, nontheoretical, observationalAntonyms actual, factual, real





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