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TENTATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tentative mean? 

TENTATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective TENTATIVE has 2 senses:

1. under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
2. unsettled in mind or opinion

  Familiarity information: TENTATIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENTATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

Synonyms:

probationary; provisional; provisionary; tentative

Context examples:

probationary employees / a provisional government / just a tentative schedule

Similar:

conditional (imposing or depending on or containing a condition)


Sense 2tentative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unsettled in mind or opinion

Synonyms:

tentative; doubtful

Context example:

drew a few tentative conclusions

Similar:

unsettled (still in doubt)


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