Origin of speculative
Examples from the Web for speculative
Dardagan and his peers are the first to admit that local media reports often are speculative in the extreme.ISIS Fighters Are Killing Faster than Statisticians Can Count|Peter Schwartzstein|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Architecture has a long history of this type of speculative design.
The speculative architecture of today can play that same role, and it often does.
But it might break down in regimes we have trouble testing, and some speculative theories have proposed something like that.The Equivalence Principle and Testing Einstein With Spaceships and Atoms|Matthew R. Francis|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Luskin makes the best argument he can, of course, but it is piecemeal and speculative.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a moment, Mr. Larkin, for one, did almost regret his share in this uncomfortable and highly "speculative" business.The Tenants of Malory|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
I had caught Felicia watching me with melancholy, speculative eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, a noted American essayist, poet, and speculative philosopher.
The only really productive ability which he distinctly recognises is that of the speculative inventor.A Critical Examination of Socialism|William Hurrell Mallock
Reason cannot discover within itself any positive rights or absolutely moral codes any more than any other speculative truth.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
British Dictionary definitions for speculative
Word Origin and History for speculative
late 14c., from Old French speculatif or directly from Late Latin speculativus, from past participle stem of speculari (see speculation). Related: Speculatively.