Meaning of TENTATIVE in English

TENTATIVE

/ ˈtentətɪv; NAmE / adjective

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.

not behaving or done with confidence

SYN hesitant :

a tentative greeting

I'm taking the first tentative steps towards fitness.

►  ten·ta·tive·ly adverb

►  ten·ta·tive·ness noun [ U ]

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin tentativus , from tentare , variant of temptare handle, try.

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