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- speculative (adj.)
- late 14c., "contemplative," also "purely scientific, in theory only" (opposed to practical), from Old French speculatif "worth great attention; theoretical," or directly from Late Latin speculativus, from past participle stem of speculari (see speculation). Meaning "given to (financial) speculation" is from 1763. Related: Speculatively.
- 1. He has written a speculative biography of Christopher Marlowe.
- 2. The papers ran speculative stories about the mysterious disappearance of Eddie Donagan.
- 3. His mother regarded him with a speculative eye.
- 4. She cast a speculative look at Kate.
- 5. The boss has put all his money into that speculative enterprise.
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