tentatively

adverb ten·ta·tive·ly \ ˈten-tə-tiv-lē \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of tentatively

: with hesitancy or uncertainty : in a tentative manner
  • He tentatively agreed to the deal.
  • Sliding along beside me was a five-foot-long mako shark…. Tenatively, I touched its dorsal fin.
  • —Rick Riordan
  • Once upon a time, tech titans would tentatively suggest, "Our technology can improve your life" …
  • —Kentaro Toyama
  • The network has announced a new series, tentatively titled The Fashion Show
  • —Lyndon Stambler

First Known Use of tentatively

1819

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