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1. tentative

adjective. ['ˈtɛntətɪv'] under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon.

Synonyms

  • conditional
  • probationary
  • provisionary

Antonyms

  • unqualified
  • invariable
  • inhabited
  • unquestionable

Etymology

  • tentatif (French)
  • tentativus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tentative

  • representative

How do you pronounce tentative?

Pronounce tentative as ˈtɛntətɪv.

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Sentences with tentative


1. Adjective
Include a tentative or certain date for a subsequent party or event, if any.

Quotes about tentative


1. It is not what the man of science believes that distinguishes him, but how and why he believes it. His beliefs are tentative, not dogmatic; they are based on evidence, not on authority or intuition.
- Bertrand Russell

2. I had not expected the gentle, tentative surge of gratitude I began to feel...for St. Paul's School, the spring, and the early morning. I needed the morning light and the warbling birds. I needed to find a way to live in this place for a moment and get the good of it. I had tried to hold myself apart, and the aloneness proved more terrible than what I had tried to escape.
- Lorene Cary, Black Ice

2. tentative

adjective. ['ˈtɛntətɪv'] unsettled in mind or opinion.

Synonyms

  • doubtful

Antonyms

  • certain
  • sure

Etymology

  • tentatif (French)
  • tentativus (Latin)
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