Synonyms for (noun) conjecture

Synonyms: conjecture

Definition: reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence

Similar words: abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Definition: thinking that is coherent and logical


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 for (verb) conjecture

Synonyms: theorise, theorize, suppose, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture

Definition: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Usage: Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Similar words: anticipate, expect

Definition: regard something as probable or likely

Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow