spec·u·la·tive

spec·u·la·tive

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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

  • 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) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • spec — adj British excellent. In playground usage since 2000. It may derive from the apprecia tive use of special …   Contemporary slang

  • 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

  • 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

  • ir´re|spec´tive|ly — ir|re|spec|tive «IHR ih SPEHK tihv», a. 1. without respect or regard to something else; regardless (of): »All pupils, irrespective of age, may join the club. 2. not respecting or regarding particular persons, circumstances, or conditions: »an… …   Useful english dictionary

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