Synonyms of hypothetical
theoreticalDictionary • a purely hypothetical question
theoretical • There is a theoretical risk, but there is seldom a problem.
supposed • What is it his son is supposed to have said?
academic • These arguments are purely academic.
imaginary • Lots of children have imaginary friends.
speculative • He has written a speculative biography of Christopher Marlowe.
putative (formal) • the putative father of the child
conjectural • There is something undeniably conjectural about such claims.
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academicYou can say that a discussion or situation is academic if you think it is not important because it has no real effect or cannot happen.
• These arguments are purely academic.
conjecturalA statement that is conjectural is based on information that is not certain or complete.
• There is something undeniably conjectural about such claims.
Thesaurus for hypothetical from the Collins English Thesaurus
having the nature of a hypothesis