Associations to the word «Speculative»


SPECULATIVE, adjective. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing, unfounded opinions, or extrapolation.
SPECULATIVE, adjective. Pursued as a gamble, with possible large profits or losses; risky.
SPECULATIVE, adjective. Pertaining to financial speculation; Involving or resulting from high-risk investments or trade.
SPECULATIVE DAMAGES, noun. 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, noun. (uncountable) 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, noun. (countable) A particular work belonging to this class.
SPECULATIVE FICTIONS, noun. Plural of speculative fiction
SPECULATIVE PHILOSOPHIES, noun. Plural of speculative philosophy
SPECULATIVE PHILOSOPHY, noun. (uncountable) 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, noun. (countable) A particular philosophical school, system, or work representative of this kind of philosophy.

Dictionary definition

SPECULATIVE, adjective. 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".
SPECULATIVE, adjective. Not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge".
SPECULATIVE, adjective. Showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.