Synonyms for speculation

Synonyms for (noun) speculation

Synonyms: speculation, meditation

Definition: continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature

Usage: the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge

Similar words: reflection, reflexion, rumination, contemplation, musing, thoughtfulness

Definition: a calm, lengthy, intent consideration


Synonyms: speculation, conjecture

Definition: a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)

Usage: speculations about the outcome of the election; he dismissed it as mere conjecture

Similar words: theory, possibility, hypothesis

Definition: a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

Usage: a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory; he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices


Synonyms: supposition, surmisal, surmise, hypothesis, guess, speculation, conjecture

Definition: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

Similar words: view, opinion

Definition: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

Usage: his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page


Synonyms: venture, speculation

Definition: an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

Usage: he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

Similar words: investment, investment funds

Definition: money that is invested with an expectation of profit