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  • adj.conditional, experimental
  • adj.indefinite, uncertain

synonyms for tentative

  • unsettled
  • acting
  • ad interim
  • conjectural
  • contingent
  • dependent
  • iffy
  • indefinite
  • makeshift
  • not final
  • not settled
  • on trial
  • open for consideration
  • probationary
  • provisional
  • provisionary
  • provisory
  • speculative
  • subject to change
  • temporary
  • test
  • trial
  • unconfirmed
  • undecided
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antonyms for tentative

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  • certain
  • conclusive
  • decisive
  • definite
  • final
  • sure
  • final
  • sure
  • definite
  • certain
  • conclusive
  • decisive
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How to use tentative in a sentence

Barrera said a tentative agreement is now in place and the union’s board is set to vote on final approval of the plan later this week.
THE COUNTY IS RETHINKING A MAJOR CORONAVIRUS TRIGGERWILL HUNTSBERRYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
CEOs must prioritize the health and wellbeing of employees when planning a tentative reopening date, and even aim to set a longer-term date so that their teams can plan out their lives and remain productive in the interim.
I’M A PHYSICIAN AND A CEO. WHY I WON’T BRING MY EMPLOYEES BACK TO THE OFFICE BEFORE LABOR DAY 2021MATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 26, 2020FORTUNE
His ruling is tentative so von Wilpert could persuade him to change his mind.
POLITICS REPORT: A POLL AND A COURT RULING IN KEY COUNCIL RACESCOTT LEWISAUGUST 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The union stressed that it was tentative and its members still had not ratified the agreement as of Friday.
POLITICS REPORT: MARA ELLIOTT, PLUMBERSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSAUGUST 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The impending return of baseball has fans everywhere excited, but it has also set off a series of more specific, if still tentative, celebrations.
THE DODGERS’ LEGACY MAY DEPEND ON THIS SHORT SEASONROBERT O'CONNELLJULY 13, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The present translation is necessarily tentative in many places, but it is hoped marks an advance over those already published.
THE OLDEST CODE OF LAWS IN THE WORLDHAMMURABI, KING OF BABYLON
A tentative cry issued from the baby; a bass exclamation issued from Jed Lewis.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
As some small, tentative contribution to the understanding of this under-life, the plan of this volume has been designed.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Since she was evidently a woman of pronounced character, her bewilderment and tentative attitude were not allowed for.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Average Jones' still untouched glass, almost full of the precious port, trembled and sang a little tentative response.
AVERAGE JONESSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO TENTATIVE

  • academic
  • assumed
  • doubtful
  • figured
  • guessing
  • guesstimated
  • hypothetical
  • on a hunch
  • on a long shot
  • putative
  • reputed
  • supposed
  • suppositional
  • suppositious
  • suppositive
  • surmised
  • suspect
  • tentative
  • theoretical
  • uncertain
  • unresolved
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