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Realistic vs. Speculative

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Realisticadjective

Expressed or represented as being accurate, practicable, or not idealistic.

‘A realistic appraisal of the situation.’;

Speculativeadjective

Characterized by speculation; based on guessing, unfounded opinions, or extrapolation.

Realisticadjective

Relating to the representation of objects, actions or conditions as they actually are or were.

‘A realistic novel about the Victorian poor.’;

Speculativeadjective

Pursued as a gamble, with possible large profits or losses; risky.

Realisticadjective

Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.

Speculativeadjective

Pertaining to financial speculation; Involving or resulting from high-risk investments or trade.

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Realisticadjective

aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are;

‘a realistic description’; ‘a realistic view of the possibilities’; ‘a realistic appraisal of our chances’; ‘the actors tried to create a realistic portrayal of the Africans’;

Speculativeadjective

Given to speculation; contemplative.

‘The mind of man being by nature speculative.’;

Realisticadjective

representing what is real; not abstract or ideal;

‘realistic portraiture’; ‘a realistic novel’; ‘in naturalistic colors’; ‘the school of naturalistic writers’;

Speculativeadjective

Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.

Realisticadjective

of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism;

‘a realistic system of thought’;

Speculativeadjective

Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.

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Realisticadjective

having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected

‘I thought we had a realistic chance of winning’;

Speculativeadjective

Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.

‘The speculative merchant exercises no one regular, established, or well-known branch of business.’;

Realisticadjective

representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life

‘a realistic human drama’;

Speculativeadjective

More risky than typical investments; not investment grade.

Speculativeadjective

not financially safe or secure;

‘a bad investment’; ‘high risk investments’; ‘anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky’; ‘speculative business enterprises’;

Speculativeadjective

not based on fact or investigation;

‘a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs’; ‘speculative knowledge’;

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Speculativeadjective

showing curiosity;

‘if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive’; ‘raised a speculative eyebrow’;

Speculativeadjective

engaged in, expressing, or based on conjecture rather than knowledge

‘he gave her a speculative glance’;

Speculativeadjective

(of an investment) involving a high risk of loss

‘the bonuses cannot be put at risk due to some speculative investment’;

Speculativeadjective

(of a business venture) undertaken on the chance of success, without a pre-existing contract

‘he was involved in speculative building’;

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