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Webster 1913 Edition


Speculatist

Spec′u-la-tist

(spĕk′ū̍-lȧ-tĭst)
,
Noun.
One who speculates, or forms theories; a speculator; a theorist.
The very ingenious
speculatist
, Mr. Hume.
V. Knox.

Webster 1828 Edition


Speculatist

SPEC'ULATIST

,
Noun.
One who speculates or forms theories; a speculator.

Definition 2022


speculatist

speculatist

English

Noun

speculatist (plural speculatists)

  1. One who speculates; a theorist.
    • Vicesimus Knox
      The very ingenious speculatist, Mr. Hume, seems to wish as well as think, that as death is unavoidable by the political as well as the animal body, the British constitution may die in the arms of despotism.
    • Edmund Burke
      The objections of these speculatists, if its forces do not quadrate with their theories, are as valid against such an old and beneficent government as against the most violent tyranny or the greenest usurpation.