What is another word for tentativeness?

Pronunciation: [tˈɛntətˌɪvnəs] (IPA)

Tentativeness is a state of uncertainty or hesitation. To communicate this state of mind, there are several synonyms that can be used, each with its own nuance. For example, "hesitancy" emphasizes a reluctance to act, while "doubtfulness" conveys more of a sense of skepticism. "Ambiguity" suggests a lack of clarity or definite understanding, whereas "vagueness" evokes a lack of precision. Other possible synonyms for tentativeness include "indecisiveness," "uncertainty," "reservation," "qualm," "qualification," "equivocation," and "reservation." In each case, the goal is to convey the idea of an incomplete or inconclusive state of thinking, with the potential for further clarification or discussion.

Synonyms for Tentativeness:

What are the hypernyms for Tentativeness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Tentativeness

He nodded and swung away, moving with a peculiar tentativeness.
"Operation Terror"
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He has analysed and diagnosed the exposed evil, always it seems with a certain tentativeness, and we are left to carry on his line of research; many of the difficulties of the problem are indicated, but no sovereign specific for the malady.
"H. G. Wells"
J. D. Beresford
I only thought," he went on, with tenderer tentativeness, "that it would be pleasant to work here near you."
"From Sand Hill to Pine"
Bret Harte

Related words: hesitant, doubt, insecure, indecisive, procrastinate, uncertain

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