conjectural

[ kuhn-jek-cher-uhl ]
/ kənˈdʒɛk tʃər əl /

adjective

of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical: Theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are highly conjectural.
given to making conjectures: a conjectural thinker.

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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of conjectural

1545–55; < Latin conjectūrālis, equivalent to conjectūr(a) conjecture + -ālis -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM conjectural

con·jec·tur·al·ly, adverbun·con·jec·tur·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conjectural

conjectural
/ (kənˈdʒɛktʃərəl) /

adjective

involving or inclined to conjecture

Derived forms of conjectural

conjecturally, adverb
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