Etymology
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tentative (adj.)

1580s, from Medieval Latin tentativus "trying, testing," from Latin tentatus, past participle of tentare "to feel, try." Related: Tentatively; tentativeness.

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Definitions of tentative

tentative (adj.)
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon;
just a tentative schedule
Synonyms: probationary / provisional / provisionary
tentative (adj.)
unsettled in mind or opinion;
drew a few tentative conclusions
Synonyms: doubtful
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