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tentatively

[ ten-tuh-tiv-lee ]
/ ˈtɛn tə tɪv li /
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adverb
as a trial, experiment, or attempt: Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for the 8th of June.
in a hesitant or uncertain manner: She spoke tentatively, but apparently thought better of it and stopped.
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Origin of tentatively

OTHER WORDS FROM tentatively

non·ten·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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