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Synonyms for speculative

Synonyms for speculative

concerned primarily with theories rather than practical matters

Synonyms for speculative

not financially safe or secure

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not based on fact or investigation


showing curiosity

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We crossed a walk to the other part of the academy, where, as I have already said, the projectors in speculative learning resided.
After salutation, observing me to look earnestly upon a frame, which took up the greatest part of both the length and breadth of the room, he said, "Perhaps I might wonder to see him employed in a project for improving speculative knowledge, by practical and mechanical operations.
It is a common amusement of speculative minds to contrast the magnitude of the most important events with the minuteness of their primeval causes, and the records of mankind are full of examples for such contemplations.
That is, perhaps, the only instance in human history of that positive, original social compact, which speculative philosophers have imagined as the only legitimate source of government.
Statesmen, rulers, generals, and all men who act over an extensive sphere, are most liable to be deluded in this way; they commit wrong, devastation, and murder, on so grand a scale, that it impresses them as speculative rather than actual; but in our procession we find them linked in detestable conjunction with the meanest criminals whose deeds have the vulgarity of petty details.
Percy Driscoll had worn himself out in trying to save his great speculative landed estate, and had died without succeeding.
Her mother too, in whose mind not one speculative thought of their marriage had been raised, by his prospect of riches, was led before the end of a week to hope and expect it; and secretly to congratulate herself on having gained two such sons-in-law as Edward and Willoughby.
For it occurred to me that I should find much more truth in the reasonings of each individual with reference to the affairs in which he is personally interested, and the issue of which must presently punish him if he has judged amiss, than in those conducted by a man of letters in his study, regarding speculative matters that are of no practical moment, and followed by no consequences to himself, farther, perhaps, than that they foster his vanity the better the more remote they are from common sense; requiring, as they must in this case, the exercise of greater ingenuity and art to render them probable.
Speculative stocks tend to rise whenever the PSE index falls and when share prices of blue-chip stocks go up, speculative trading tends to become less active.
Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition.
In Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, And Social Dreaming, designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby reassure us that, "the purpose of speculation is to unsettle the present rather than predict the future.
RECENT deals activity on prime speculative warehousing space across the Midlands has resulted in an uplift in market confidence, as quoting rents for new speculative industrial space have surpassed pre-recession heights, according to Colliers International's latest research.
Synopsis: "Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology" gathers an impressive selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer.
For a period that extended from 1992 to 2003, the Iraq Speculative Market was known as the Baghdad Speculative Market, which was incorporated according to Law No.
Construction is starting on the biggest speculative industrial project in around six years.