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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

    experimental, empirical, speculative

    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"

    provisional, provisionary, probationary, doubtful

    unconditioned, unconditional, settled

  2. doubtful, tentativeadjective

    unsettled in mind or opinion

    "drew a few tentative conclusions"

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

    settled, unconditioned, unconditional

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. tentativeadjective

    trying, essaying, experimental

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  1. Peter Marks:

    We are providing a tentative schedule for discussion of these submissions, as these meetings will cover a number of topics that are of great interest to the general public, the agency is committed to a thorough and transparent process that considers the input of our independent advisors and provides insight into our review of the COVID-19 vaccines. We intend to move quickly with any authorizations that are appropriate once our work is completed.

  2. Consultancy Capital Economics:

    For now, the latest figures don't appear to undermine the recent tentative signs that the spread of the virus may be slowing.

  3. Ben Wood:

    Unveiling a product ahead of rivals is an important milestone, it feels like we're in the Stone Age when it comes to products with flexible screens. We're seeing the first very tentative steps toward the implementation of a technology that may seem to be a solution looking for a problem now, but is likely to become a pillar of designs of consumer electronic devices in the future.

  4. Jerome Seymour Bruner:

    The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion-these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.

  5. Jamie Searle:

    There's a growing sense that the bounce in U.S. TIPS has helped create a more positive backdrop. It's quite tentative though -- we're not talking about a broad-based pick up in global inflation here.

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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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