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Synonyms for tentative
ˈtɛn tə tɪvten·ta·tive

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. tentative

    Synonyms:
    experimental, empirical, speculative

    Antonyms:
    uniform, certain, sure, necessary, unfailing

Princeton's WordNet3.8 / 4 votes

  1. probationary, provisional, provisionary, tentativeadjective

    under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

    "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"

    Synonyms:
    provisional, provisionary, probationary, doubtful

    Antonyms:
    unconditioned, unconditional, settled

  2. doubtful, tentativeadjective

    unsettled in mind or opinion

    "drew a few tentative conclusions"

    Synonyms:
    dubitable, probationary, provisionary, doubtful, in question(p), provisional, dubious

    Antonyms:
    settled, unconditioned, unconditional

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. tentativeadjective

    Synonyms:
    trying, essaying, experimental

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How to use tentative in a sentence?

  1. The IEA:

    Tentative signs of a demand recovery have emerged with the turn of the year, with a heavy emphasis reserved for the word 'tentative'.

  2. John Fleming:

    Working with our UAW partners, we have reached a tentative agreement for the next four years for our employees and our business, the agreement, if ratified, will help lead the Ford Motor Company, our employees and our communities into the future.

  3. Barry Schwartz:

    After you have a blowout day like you did yesterday and then you had eight days in a row prior to that of dropping, one has to wonder if it is a dead-cat bounce or one has to wonder if there is follow-through, and so I can understand the market being tentative today.

  4. Doug Parker:

    The tentative agreements deliver on all of these — and more.

  5. Terry Dittes:

    If GM accepts and agrees to this group of proposals, we will have a tentative agreement.


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  • مؤقتArabic
  • provizorní, nejistý, zkušební, pokusný, předběžnýCzech
  • experimentell, provisorisch, vorläufig, VersuchGerman
  • tentativo, provisorio, experimental, preliminar, provisional, indeciso, tanteoSpanish
  • kõhklev, ebalev, katseline, esialgneEstonian
  • kokeellinen, epäröivä, alustava, epävarmaFinnish
  • tentatif, provisoireFrench
  • जांच काHindi
  • tentativ, forsøksvis, foreløpigNorwegian
  • niepewnyPolish
  • опытный, предварительный, предположительный, экспериментальный, временный, ориентировочный, предполагаемый, пробныйRussian
  • försöks-, preliminärSwedish
  • தற்காலிகTamil
  • అస్థిరమైనదనేTelugu

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