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1. conjecture

verb. ['kənˈdʒɛktʃɝ, kənˈdʒɛkʃɝ'] to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.

Synonyms

  • speculate
  • hypothesize
  • suppose
  • retrace
  • formulate
  • hypothesise
  • reconstruct
  • theorise
  • theorize
  • explicate
  • construct
  • expect
  • anticipate
  • hypothecate

Antonyms

  • synthesis
  • irrational
  • holism
  • atomism

Etymology

  • coniectura (Latin)
  • conicio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Conjecture

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How do you pronounce conjecture?

Pronounce conjecture as kənˈʤɛkʧər.

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Sentences with conjecture


1. Noun, singular or mass
Give examples to back up your reasoning, but try to keep your statements fact-based rather than use conjecture.

Quotes about conjecture


1. Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. I do not seek or conjecture either of them as if they were veiled obscurities or extravagances beyond the horizon of my vision; I see them before me and connect them immediately with the consciousness of my existence.
- Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason

2. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

3. Everybody liked better to conjecture how the thing was, than simply to know it; for conjecture soon became more confident than knowledge, and had a more liberal allowance for the incompatible.
- George Eliot, Middlemarch

2. conjecture

noun. ['kənˈdʒɛktʃɝ, kənˈdʒɛkʃɝ'] a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence).

Synonyms

  • hypothesis
  • speculation
  • possibility

Antonyms

  • obfuscate
  • misconception
  • level
  • refrain

Etymology

  • coniectura (Latin)
  • conicio (Latin)

3. conjecture

noun. ['kənˈdʒɛktʃɝ, kənˈdʒɛkʃɝ'] a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.

Synonyms

  • guess
  • surmisal
  • hypothesis
  • speculation
  • view
  • surmise
  • opinion
  • divination

Antonyms

  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • coniectura (Latin)
  • conicio (Latin)

4. conjecture

noun. ['kənˈdʒɛktʃɝ, kənˈdʒɛkʃɝ'] reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence.

Synonyms

  • abstract thought
  • supposition
  • theorization
  • supposal
  • theorisation
  • reasoning

Antonyms

  • dedifferentiate
  • stay
  • worsen
  • divest

Etymology

  • coniectura (Latin)
  • conicio (Latin)
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