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tentative

adjective
 
 
/ˈtentətɪv/
NOT CERTAIN A tentative idea, plan, agreement, etc is not certain: The two companies have announced a tentative deal.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
NOT CONFIDENT doing something in a way that shows you are not confident: a child's tentative first stepsUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
tentatively adverb
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