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