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tentative

Pronunciación: /ˈtɛntətɪv/

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

Derivados

tentativeness

Pronunciación: /ˈtɛntətɪvnəs/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

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

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Saltos de línea: ten¦ta|tive

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