What is another word for tentative?

371 synonyms found


[ t_ˈɛ_n_t_ə_t_ˌɪ_v], [ tˈɛntətˌɪv], [ tˈɛntətˌɪv]

Synonyms for Tentative:

conditional (adjective) experimental (adjective) irresolute (adjective) uncertain (adjective) Other synonyms:

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Rhymes for Tentative:

  1. preventative;
  2. argumentative, representative;
  3. unrepresentative;

Quotes for Tentative:

  1. The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion- these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness. Jerome Bruner.
  2. Science goes from question to question; big questions, and little, tentative answers. The questions as they age grow ever broader, the answers are seen to be more limited. George Wald.