Definition of speculative
- speculative knowledge
- gave him a speculative glance
- speculative stocks
- speculative venture
His conclusions are highly speculative.
a writer with a speculative mind
a speculative boom in housing construction
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: based on guesses or ideas about what might happen or be true rather than on facts
: tending to think about what might happen or be true : tending to speculate
: showing curiosity or uncertainty
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