Tentative – 1. (Of a plan or idea) Not certain or subject to change 2. Hesitant or cautious
(Pronounced ten - tuh -tive)
He wanted to camp in a tent on the moon and was positive (tentative) it would work. Although he wasn't at all hesitant, his family were not certain it was a good idea.
Examples of tentative in a sentence ((Of a plan or idea) Not certain or subject to change)
What he had written for our schedule was tentative at best.
Due to communication issues, the plans are tentative right now.
Our tentative rules still need to be reviewed by the board of directors.
Examples of tentative in a sentence (Hesitant or cautious)
She was tentative of her first blind date.
The new boy in school was tentative to talk to other students.
She was tentative about riding in cars after her accident.