Nouns (14)

n. taking a risk in the hope of a large gain but with recognition of the possibility of a large loss
conjecture, speculation
n. a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence); "speculations about the outcome of the election"; "he dismissed it as mere conjecture"
surmisal, hypothesis, speculation, surmise, supposition, conjecture, guess
n. a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
venture, speculation
n. an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits; "he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
n. (game)
n. [investment involving high risk but also the possibility of high profits]

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Fuzzynyms (20)

n. a risk involving danger; "you take a chance when you let her drive"
supposal, supposition
n. the cognitive process of supposing
thought, idea
n. the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
prognostication, forecasting, foretelling, prediction
n. a statement made about the future
premiss, assumption, premise
n. a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
tenet, dogma, belief
n. a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
n. a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
wager, bet, stakes, stake
n. the money risked on a gamble

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n. a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"


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