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1. hypothetical

adjective. ['ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtəkəl, ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəl'] based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence.

Synonyms

  • divinatory
  • theoretic
  • suppositional
  • supposititious
  • supposed
  • suppositious
  • conjectural
  • hypothetic

Antonyms

  • applied
  • unprophetic
  • unquestionable
  • probable

Etymology

  • ὑποθετικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Hypothetical

  • parenthetical
  • antithetical
  • alphabetical
  • theoretical
  • heretical

How do you pronounce hypothetical?

Pronounce hypothetical as ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəl.

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Example sentences of the word hypothetical


1. Adjective
However, a milk and potato diet is more hypothetical than real.

Quotes containing the word hypothetical


1. Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is actually used to cut diamonds,"I added. Radar tapped a locker twice with his fist to show his approval, and then came back with another. "Ben, getting you a date to prom is so hard that the American government believes the problem cannot be solved with diplomacy, but will instead require force.
- John Green, Paper Towns

2. They could not understand the advantage of living contrary to their inclinations in this world in order to enjoy a hypothetical well-being in another.
- Isabel Allende, Zorro

2. hypothetical

noun. ['ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtəkəl, ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəl'] a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc..

Synonyms

  • hypothesis
  • possibility

Antonyms

  • holism
  • atomism
  • misconception

Etymology

  • ὑποθετικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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