The quality or state of being speculative.

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  • speculativeness — noun 1. financial risk he rejected stocks that didn t pay dividends because of their speculativeness • Derivationally related forms: ↑speculative • Hypernyms: ↑riskiness, ↑peril 2. the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • speculativeness — speculative ► ADJECTIVE 1) engaged in or based on conjecture rather than knowledge. 2) (of an investment) involving a high risk of loss. DERIVATIVES speculatively adverb speculativeness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Speculativeness — Speculative Spec u*la*tive (sp[e^]k [ u]*l[.a]*t[i^]v), a. [Cf. F. sp[ e]culatif, L. speculativus.] 1. Given to speculation; contemplative. [1913 Webster] The mind of man being by nature speculative. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving, or formed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speculativeness — See speculatively. * * * …   Universalium

  • speculativeness — n. quality of being speculative; tendency to speculate …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • Maurice (Shelley) — First page of the Maurice manuscript, with alla Signora Shelley at the bottom left and For Laurette from her friend Mrs Shelley at the top right Maurice, or the Fisher s Cot is a children s story by the Romantic writer Mary Shelley. Written in… …   Wikipedia

  • speculative — speculatively, adv. speculativeness, n. /spek yeuh lay tiv, leuh tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning: a speculative approach. 2. theoretical, rather than …   Universalium

  • speculativity — noun The quality or state of being speculative. Syn: speculativeness …   Wiktionary

  • absorption — Synonyms and related words: Walter Mitty, ablation, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorbed attention, absorbency, absorbent, abstractedness, abstraction, adsorbent, adsorption, application, assimilation, attrition, bemusement, bile, blotter …   Moby Thesaurus

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