Antonyms of adj speculative

3 senses of speculative

Sense 1
bad, risky, high-risk, speculative -- (not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises")

INDIRECT (VIA unsound) -> sound -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 2
notional, speculative -- (not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge")

INDIRECT (VIA theoretical) -> empirical, empiric -- (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory; "an empirical basis for an ethical theory"; "empirical laws"; "empirical data"; "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known")

Sense 3
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering (prenominal) -- (showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow")

INDIRECT (VIA curious) -> incurious -- (showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; "strangely incurious about the cause of the political upheaval surrounding them")

Similarity of adj speculative

3 senses of speculative

Sense 1
bad, risky, high-risk, speculative -- (not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises")
       => unsound (vs. sound) -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Sense 2
notional, speculative -- (not based on fact or investigation; "a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"; "speculative knowledge")
       => theoretical (vs. empirical), theoretic -- (concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science")

Sense 3
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering (prenominal) -- (showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow")
       => curious (vs. incurious) -- (eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings")

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