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speculative
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
uncertain — especially in reference to a profit-making investment or venture

or:

inclined to guess and think about subjects where there is no certainty
  • I think his broad brow to be full of a prairie-like placidity, born of a speculative indifference as to death.
    Chapters 73-75 -- Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; The Sperm Whale's Head, The Right Whale's Head (99% in)

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