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tentative

adjective     /ˈten.tə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ə.ɪv/
(of a plan or idea) not certain or agreed, or (of a suggestion or action) said or done in a careful but uncertain way because you do not know if you are right: I have made tentative plans to take a trip to Seattle in July.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable tentatively     /-li/ adverb If you do or say something tentatively, you do or say it in an uncertain way.Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating tentativeness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating
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