Origin of speculative
Examples from the Web for speculatively
He continued to look at her speculatively, his pipe between his teeth.The Swindler and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
Speculatively she ran her hand over the tanned, muscle-hard curve of his upper arm.Love Story|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The general manager had taken his burned-out corn-cob pipe from his pocket and was looking at it speculatively.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
He cocked his head sidewise and looked at me speculatively as a cat might look at a rather large mouse.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
"It just wanted to be twenty feet lower," said some one speculatively."Contemptible"|"Casualty"
British Dictionary definitions for speculatively
Word Origin and History for speculatively
late 14c., from Old French speculatif or directly from Late Latin speculativus, from past participle stem of speculari (see speculation). Related: Speculatively.