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tentative

Saltos de línea: ten¦ta|tive
Pronunciación: /ˈtɛntətɪv
 
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Definición de tentative en inglés:

adjetivo

1Not certain or fixed; provisional: a tentative conclusion
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It was a kind of empire built on very provisional and tentative things that might happen.
  • The inspector steered him towards the Ministry of Agriculture and the plan got a tentative tick - with provisos.
  • There is enough data for us to draw more than tentative conclusions as to their future performance.
Sinónimos
provisional, unconfirmed, unsettled, indefinite, pencilled in, preliminary, to be confirmed, TBC, subject to confirmation;
speculative, conjectural, untried, unproven, unsubstantiated;
1.1Done without confidence; hesitant: he eventually tried a few tentative steps round his hospital room
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Alice was a touch tentative about what she said to Seth that night.
  • Some athletes return from injuries a little tentative.
  • It's an ideal place to make those tentative first dives in the ocean.
Sinónimos
hesitant, uncertain, cautious, unconfident, timid, hesitating, faltering, shaky, unsteady, halting;
wavering, unsure, doubtful, diffident
informal iffy

Origen

late 16th century: from medieval Latin tentativus, from tentare, variant of temptare 'handle, try'.

Derivados

tentatively

1
adverbio
Example sentences
  • With the weathermen tentatively giving clement weather, it should be an enjoyable day for all.
  • Gradually they came closer and closer, tentatively pecking at crumbs.
  • I had tentatively agreed to an outing with my friend that lives in Cambridge.

tentativeness

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • However, he played with some uncertainty and tentativeness, and no one is sure just how durable he will be.
  • It has a kind of pre-meditated tentativeness; a deliberate uncertainty.
  • Despite the tentativeness of the headline, do not doubt that the mediation will occur.

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