speculative

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speculative (comparative more speculative, superlative most speculative)

  1. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.I:
      "Don't dare laugh at us!" smiled his sister. "I wish we were back in Tenth Street. But so many children came [] and the Tenth Street house wasn't half big enough; and a dreadful speculative builder built this house and persuaded Austin to buy it. Oh, dear, and here we are among the rich and great; and the steel kings and copper kings and oil kings and their heirs and dauphins. Do you like the house?"
    • 2011 June 4, Phil McNulty, “England 2-2 Switzerland”, BBC:
      Tranquillo Barnetta was the grateful beneficiary of uncertain England defending and poor goalkeeping from Joe Hart as he twice saw speculative free-kicks end in the back of the net in the first half.

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Italian[edit]

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speculative

  1. Feminine plural form of speculativo

Latin[edit]

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speculātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of speculātīvus