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Synonyms for speculative

Synonyms for (adjective) speculative

Synonyms: speculative, questioning, wondering, inquisitive Definition: showing curiosity Usage: if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive; raised a speculative eyebrow

Similar words: curious Definition: eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns) Usage: 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

Synonyms: speculative, notional Definition: not based on fact or investigation Usage: a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs; speculative knowledge

Similar words: theoretic, theoretical Definition: concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations Usage: theoretical science

Synonyms: high-risk, risky, speculative, bad Definition: not financially safe or secure Usage: a bad investment; high risk investments; anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky; speculative business enterprises

Similar words: unsound Definition: not sound financially Usage: unsound banking practices