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a. Given to, characterized by, or based upon speculation or conjecture: speculative articles about the origin of language.
b. Expressing inquisitive interest: raised a speculative eyebrow.
a. Engaging in, given to, or involving financial speculation: speculative brokers; speculative stocks.
b. Spent in speculation: speculative funds.
c. Involving chance; risky: speculative business enterprises.
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(Banking & Finance) relating to or characterized by speculation, esp financial speculation
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spec•u•la•tive(ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv)
1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning.
2. theoretical, rather than practical.
3. given to speculation, as a person or the mind.
4. of or involving financial speculation.
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|Adj.||1.||speculative - 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"|
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
|2.||speculative - not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge"|
|3.||speculative - showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"|
curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"
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1. hypothetical, academic, theoretical, abstract, tentative, notional, conjectural, suppositional He has written a speculative biography of Christopher Marlowe.
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1. Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, excogitative, meditative, pensive, reflective, ruminative, thinking, thoughtful.
Idiom: in a brown study.
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speculative[ˈspekjʊlətɪv] ADJ → especulativo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= based on guesswork) → spéculatif/ive
(= questioning) [eye, look] → interrogateur/trice
(FINANCE) [bonds, venture, investment] → spéculatif/ive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
→ spekulativ (esp Philos); approach, suggestions, ideas → rein theoretisch; expression, look → grüblerisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
speculative[ˈspɛkjʊlətɪv] adj (Philosophy, Fin) → speculativo/a; (expression) → indagatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995