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tentative

adjective uk   /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.
tentatively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
If you do or say something tentatively, you do or say it in an uncertain way.
tentativeness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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