[ adverb ] in a tentative manner


"we agreed tentatively on a dinner date"

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

However , as so many of the records are not certainly based on newborn snakes , these data must be taken tentatively ; final conclusions will have_to await the measurements of broods from definite localities .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Someone clapped tentatively then quickly stopped .

Related terms

probationary probationary