Definition of tentativeness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtentətɪvnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtentətɪvnəs//
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  1. 1the state of not being definite or certain because you may want to change it later The reason for the tentativeness of these conclusions is clear.
  2. 2the quality of not behaving or being done with confidence synonym hesitancy He played with some uncertainty and tentativeness.