Origin of tentative
Examples from the Web for tentativeness
Contemporary Examples of tentativeness
In Libya, the crisis of American tentativeness has grown worse almost by the day.
But in Libya the crisis of American tentativeness has grown worse almost by the day.
Historical Examples of tentativeness
Word Origin for tentative
1580s, from Medieval Latin tentativus "trying, testing," from Latin tentatus, past participle of tentare "to feel, try," (variant of temptare "to feel, try, test"). Related: Tentatively.