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guess·work

 (gĕs′wûrk′)
n.
1. The process of making guesses.
2. An estimate or judgment made by guessing.

guesswork

(ˈɡɛsˌwɜːk)
n
1. a set of conclusions, estimates, etc, arrived at by guessing
2. the process of making guesses

guess•work

(ˈgɛsˌwɜrk)

n.
work or procedure based on the making of guesses or conjectures.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guesswork - an estimate based on little or no informationguesswork - an estimate based on little or no information
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

guesswork

noun speculation, theory, presumption, conjecture, estimation, surmise, supposition He bases his claim on a few facts and a lot of guesswork.

guesswork

noun
A judgment, estimate, or opinion arrived at by guessing:
Translations
بالتَّخْمين، على الظَّن
dohadyhádání
gætteri
találgatás
ágiskun

guesswork

[ˈgeswɜːk] Nconjeturas fpl
it's all guessworkson meras conjeturas

guesswork

[ˈgɛswɜːrk] n
This is just guesswork → Ce n'est qu'une simple hypothèse.
This isn't just guesswork. I know someone was in the house → Je ne dis pas ça au hasard. Je sais qu'il y avait quelqu'un dans la maison.
Who did it is a matter of guesswork → On n'a aucune certitude quant à l'identité du responsable.
I got the answer by guesswork → J'ai deviné la réponse.

guesswork

n(reine) Vermutung; there’s too much guesswork in historical essaysin historischen Aufsätzen wird zu viel vermutet; they did it by guessworksie haben nur geraten; it’s all guessworkdas sind doch nur Vermutungen, das ist doch alles nur geraten

guesswork

[ˈgɛsˌwɜːk] n I got the answer by guessworkho azzeccato la risposta

guess

(ges) verb
1. to say what is likely to be the case. I'm trying to guess the height of this building; If you don't know the answer, just guess.
2. (especially American) to suppose. I guess I'll have to leave now.
noun
an opinion, answer etc got by guessing. My guess is that he's not coming.
ˈguesswork noun
the process or result of guessing. I got the answer by guesswork.
anybody's guess
a matter of complete uncertainty. Who will win is anybody's guess.
References in classic literature ?
Nay, if it is to be guesswork, let us all guess for ourselves.
But two alternatives presented themselves: either to abandon the hope of making any discovery--or to attempt to penetrate Alban 's motives by means of pure guesswork, pursued in the dark.
For the part he had played, the details of which were practically all rumor and guesswork, quickly leaked out, and in consequence he became a much-execrated and well-hated man.