Meaning of TENTATIVE in English



Tentative agreements, plans, or arrangements are not definite or certain, but have been made as a first step.

Political leaders have reached a ~ agreement to hold a preparatory conference next month...

= provisional

? firm



The next round of talks is ~ly scheduled to begin October 21st in Washington.

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If someone is ~, they are cautious and not very confident because they are uncertain or afraid.

My first attempts at complaining were rather ~...

? confident



Perhaps, he suggested ~ly, they should send for Dr Band.

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