Definition of 'speculative'
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They are not speculative investors looking for a quick profit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are highly speculative and you should only invest what you can afford to lose. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a much more speculative venture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was a speculative bubble because it was so easy to borrow. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Figures for lending released yesterday added to fears of a new round of speculative investment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The problem with this argument is that it is highly speculative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The speculative bubble had entered its terminal phase. DOT.CON (2001)The highly speculative venture of searching for treasure would not meet that test. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It hardly needs to be said that this is a highly speculative one. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After only four minutes he saw a speculative effort roll wide and had another chance deflected for a corner. The Sun (2013)This is a highly speculative investment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But any investment remains highly speculative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The talks are speculative rather than substantive, for three reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some property experts counsel first-time buyers against being too speculative when looking for a first home. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The money printing leads to cash ending up in speculative homes rather than being sunk into new capital investment in the real economy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Limited success would prompt a significant rebound, but they still look highly speculative. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The after-effects of these bubbles in speculative prices were prolonged and painful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any financial injury remains speculative. Christianity Today (2000)Much has been written about the urgent need for an overhaul of incentive schemes to encourage longterm sustainable performance rather than speculative short-term gains. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Neither of the bids is yet certain, but neither looks speculative, either. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the face of such rises, human nature ensures that purchasing turns speculative - and another bubble is born. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Maybe his father's desire to escape from too close a Young dependence and to try some of his speculative ventures also had something to do with it. Truman (1986)
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Translations for 'speculative'
British English: speculative ADJECTIVE
A piece of information that is speculative is based on guesses rather than knowledge.
The papers ran speculative stories about the mysterious disappearance.
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