pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by , contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning:
a speculative approach.
theoretical, rather than practical:
given to , as persons, the mind, etc.
of the nature of or involving commercial or financial :
engaging in or given to such .
The third fact to be mindful of is not speculative, a foggy memory, or mysterious.
The Case of JFK’s Missing Brain Kent Sepkowitz November 8, 2013
We’re creating the other in our own little piece of speculative fiction.
Who Represents? Megan McArdle February 18, 2013
To be clear, this is not a speculative option as far as the Israelis are concerned.
Is Bibi Striking a Different Tone On Peace? Nadav Eyal May 8, 2013
The banking system and its speculative debt-backed practices had trashed the general economy and led to the crash of 1929.
The Coming Bank Bust Nomi Prins October 2, 2009
But it might break down in regimes we have trouble testing, and some speculative theories have proposed something like that.
The Equivalence Principle and Testing Einstein With Spaceships and Atoms Matthew R. Francis June 3, 2014
Gladly, therefore, do we emerge from those soul-confusing labyrinths of speculative Radicalism, into somewhat clearer regions.
Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History Thomas Carlyle
When the boy got through, he cast a speculative glance at the carpetbag.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
Brent, watching and listening with speculative curiosity, felt Tansley touch his arm.
In the Mayor’s Parlour J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
You must not get the foolish notion that any man has a speculative eye on me, because it is not true.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
But, although the opportunity had come, the interest in speculative questions had sensibly declined.
Principal Cairns John Cairns
relating to or characterized by speculation, esp financial speculation
late 14c., from Old French speculatif or directly from Late Latin speculativus, from past participle stem of speculari (see speculation). Related: Speculatively.
to pay out, disburse, or expend; dispose of (money, wealth, resources, etc.): resisting the temptation to spend one’s money. to employ (labor, thought, words, time, etc.), as on some object or in some proceeding: Don’t spend much time on it. to pass (time) in a particular manner, place, etc.: We spent a few days in […]
of, relating to, or consisting of ; incorporeal. of or relating to the or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature: a spiritual approach to life. closely akin in interests, attitude, outlook, etc.: the professor’s spiritual heir in linguistics. of or relating to or to ; supernatural or . characterized by or suggesting predominance of […]
the belief or doctrine that the of the dead, surviving after the mortal life, can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. the belief that all reality is . Metaphysics. any of various doctrines maintaining that the […]
an adherent of . a person who is concerned with or insists on the side of things. Contemporary Examples She was more of a spiritualist, a New Age believer in the power of good and the mysteries of the universe. The Day the Fairytale Died Marilyn Johnson July 11, 2014 Historical Examples The spiritualist declared […]