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See definition of speculation on Dictionary.com
  • nountheory, guess
  • nounrisk, gamble

synonyms for speculation

  • belief
  • conjecture
  • opinion
  • thought
  • cerebration
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • contemplation
  • deliberation
  • excogitation
  • guesstimate
  • guesswork
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • meditation
  • reflection
  • review
  • shot
  • stab
  • studying
  • supposition
  • surmise
  • thinking
  • weighing
  • brainwork
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
  • stab in the dark
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antonyms for speculation

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  • reality
  • truth
  • disdain
  • disregard
  • ignorance
  • knowledge
  • measurement
  • neglect
  • proof
  • abstention
  • fact
  • information
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How to use speculation in a sentence

There has been much speculation that Hong Kong might lose out to Singapore, Tokyo, or Seoul.
JEFFERIES STRATEGIST EXPECTS CHINA TO FULFILL ITS U.S. TRADE DEAL COMMITMENTS FOR AN UNEXPECTED REASONVETA CHANAUGUST 27, 2020FORTUNE
The nature of such singularity has given rise to wild speculations, including the notion that they represent the emergence of even more exotic objects, or even portals to other universes.
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At London-based Brevan Howard, one of the industry’s best-known firms, assets collapsed from about $40 billion in 2013 to $6 billion, prompting speculation it could return money to investors.
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Morrison pointed out that he had established “No jab, no play” while speaking to 3AW earlier on Wednesday, raising speculation that the government might introduce similar measures to encourage uptake of the coronavirus vaccine.
A PRIME MINISTER SAID A COVID-19 VACCINE MIGHT BE MANDATORY. HOURS LATER, HE BACKTRACKEDNAOMI XU ELEGANTAUGUST 20, 2020FORTUNE
“We haven’t announced anything and we don’t comment on speculation,” the company told Fortune Tuesday.
DOWNTRODDEN GM STOCK GETS A BOOST FROM ELECTRIC-VEHICLE SPINOFF SPECULATIONAARON PRESSMANAUGUST 18, 2020FORTUNE
That said, all this is speculation—researchers are really only taking their first baby steps toward understanding these dynamics.
THE ANONYMOUS CULTURE COPS OF THE INTERNET - FACTS SO ROMANTICJESSE SINGALAUGUST 12, 2020NAUTILUS
One thing that’s fun to dabble in sometimes is unsubstantiated speculation.
POLITICS REPORT: EAST COUNTY GOP RIVALS COURT THE LIBSSCOTT LEWISJUNE 27, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
There is a lot of speculation but not convincing evidence for many of these hypotheses.
WHY SOUTH ASIA’S COVID-19 NUMBERS ARE SO LOW (FOR NOW)PUJA CHANGOIWALAJUNE 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Cheap as they are, they are a poorer speculation than even corner lots in a lithographic city of Nebraska or Oregon.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
"Granted; as many as you like," he returned, glancing down into her eyes that were full of thoughtfulness and some speculation.
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WORDS RELATED TO SPECULATION

  • chance
  • contingency
  • emprise
  • endangerment
  • enterprise
  • experience
  • exploit
  • feat
  • happening
  • hazard
  • incident
  • jeopardy
  • occurrence
  • peril
  • scene
  • speculation
  • trip
  • undertaking
  • venture
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