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Definition of tentative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tentative

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtɛntət̮ɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1(of an arrangement, agreement, etc.) not definite or certain because you may want to change it later We made a tentative arrangement to meet on Friday. tentative conclusions
  2. 2not behaving or done with confidence synonym hesitant a tentative greeting Her English is correct but tentative. I'm taking the first tentative steps toward fitness.
tentatively
 
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adverb They have tentatively agreed to our proposal. She smiled tentatively.
tentativeness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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