spec´u|la´tive|ness

spec´u|la´tive|ness
spec|u|la|tive «SPEHK yuh LAY tihv, -luh-», adjective.
1. carefully thoughtful; reflective: »

a speculative turn of mind.

2. theoretical rather than practical: »

speculative knowledge.

SYNONYM(S): academic.
3. = risky. (Cf.risky)
4. of or involving buying or selling land, stocks, or commodities at a large risk: »

speculative ventures in real estate, speculative buying of cotton futures.

spec´u|la´tive|ly, adverb.
spec´u|la´tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • spec´u|la´tive|ly — spec|u|la|tive «SPEHK yuh LAY tihv, luh », adjective. 1. carefully thoughtful; reflective: »a speculative turn of mind. 2. theoretical rather than practical: »speculative knowledge. SYNONYM(S): academic. 3. = risky. (Cf. ↑risky) …   Useful english dictionary

  • spec|u|la|tive — «SPEHK yuh LAY tihv, luh », adjective. 1. carefully thoughtful; reflective: »a speculative turn of mind. 2. theoretical rather than practical: »speculative knowledge. SYNONYM(S): academic. 3. = risky. (Cf. ↑risky) …   Useful english dictionary

  • in´tro|spec´tive|ness — in|tro|spec|tive «IHN truh SPEHK tihv», adjective. inclined to examine one s own thoughts and feelings; characterized by introspection: »an introspective essay. –in´tro|spec´tive|ly, adverb. –in´tro|spec´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • ness — ness·ber·ry; ness·ler·iza·tion; ness·ler·ize; ness·ler s; new·fan·gled·ness; new·ness; news·i·ness; nice·ness; nig·gard·li·ness; nig·gard·ness; nigh·ness; nip·pi·ness; no·ble·ness; nois·i·ness; non·cha·lant·ness; north·er·li·ness; north·ness;… …   English syllables

  • tive — ab·duc·tive; ab·duc·tive·ly; ab·er·ra·tive; ab·re·ac·tive; ab·sorp·tive; ab·strac·tive; ac·cel·er·a·tive; ac·com·mo·da·tive; ac·cre·tive; ac·cul·tur·a·tive; ac·cu·mu·la·tive; ac·quis·i·tive; ac·quis·i·tive·ness; adapt·a·tive; ad·duc·tive;… …   English syllables

  • spec — cir·cum·spec·tion; cir·cum·spec·tive; con·spec·tus; ex·tro·spec·tion; ex·tro·spec·tive; in·spec·tion; in·spec·tion·al; in·spec·tive; in·spec·tor; in·spec·tor·ate; in·spec·to·ri·al; in·spec·tor·ship; in·spec·to·scope; in·spec·tress; in·spec·trix;… …   English syllables

  • in´tro|spec´tive|ly — in|tro|spec|tive «IHN truh SPEHK tihv», adjective. inclined to examine one s own thoughts and feelings; characterized by introspection: »an introspective essay. –in´tro|spec´tive|ly, adverb. –in´tro|spec´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|tro|spec|tive — «IHN truh SPEHK tihv», adjective. inclined to examine one s own thoughts and feelings; characterized by introspection: »an introspective essay. –in´tro|spec´tive|ly, adverb. –in´tro|spec´tive|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • speculativeness — spec·u·la·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • speculative — spec•u•la•tive [[t]ˈspɛk yəˌleɪ tɪv, lə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning 2) theoretical, rather than practical 3) given to speculation, as a person or the mind 4) …   From formal English to slang

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