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Synonyms for speculation

Synonyms for (noun) speculation

Synonyms: speculation, meditation Definition: continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature Usage: the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge

Similar words: reflection, reflexion, rumination, contemplation, musing, thoughtfulness Definition: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

Synonyms: speculation, conjecture Definition: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence) Usage: speculations about the outcome of the election; he dismissed it as mere conjecture

Similar words: theory, possibility, hypothesis Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

Synonyms: supposition, surmisal, surmise, hypothesis, guess, speculation, conjecture Definition: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Similar words: view, opinion Definition: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof Usage: his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Synonyms: venture, speculation Definition: an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits Usage: he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

Similar words: investment, investment funds Definition: money that is invested with an expectation of profit