1. with speculation
; in a speculative manner
; - Example: "he looked at her speculatively"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Speculative \Spec"u*la*tive\ (sp[e^]k"[-u]*l[.a]*t[i^]v), a.
[Cf. F. sp['e]culatif, L. speculativus.]
1. Given to speculation; contemplative.
The mind of man being by nature speculative.
2. Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical;
not established by demonstration. --Cudworth.
3. Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive;
curious. [R.] --Bacon.
4. 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. --A.
5. (Finance) More risky than typical investments; not
[PJC] -- Spec"u*la*tive*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: with speculation; in a speculative manner; "he looked at