- Tentatively is defined as without definiteness or firmness.
When you make possible plans to meet but aren't 100 percent sure yet and have to firm up those plans later, this is an example of a time when you tentatively plan to meet.
(comparative more tentatively, superlative most tentatively)
- Of, or having to do with being tentative.
tentative + -ly
Variant of tentative
- made, done, proposed, etc. experimentally or provisionally; not definite or final: tentative plans, a tentative explanation
- indicating timidity, hesitancy, or uncertainty: a tentative caress
Origin of tentativeLate Latin tentativus ; from past participle of Classical Latin tentare, to touch, try: see tent