tentative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French tentatif, from Latin tentativus (trying, testing), from tento, past participle tentatus (to try, test); see tent, tempt.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛntətɪv/
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  • Hyphenation: ten‧ta‧tive

Noun[edit]

tentative (plural tentatives)

  1. A trial; an experiment; an attempt.

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tentative (comparative more tentative, superlative most tentative)

  1. Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.
  2. Uncertain; subject to future change.
  3. restrained; polite; to feel one's way, not using full force.

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tentātīva, from tentō (to attempt).

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Noun[edit]

tentative f (plural tentatives)

  1. attempt, try, effort (particularly of something difficult or risky)
    1. general senses
      Synonym: essai
      faire une tentative de quelque chose(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      faire une tentative pour faire quelque chose(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      la première tentative avortée(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      une deuxième tentative infructueuse(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      résoudre de faire une dernière tentative(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      des longues années de tentatives échouées(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    2. (law) an attempted infraction of law
      tentative de viol(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      tentative d'enlèvement(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      commettre une tentative d'homicide(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      accusé de la tentative d'assassinat d'un homme politique(please add an English translation of this usage example)
      L'homme en question est suspecté de la tentative de meurtre sur sa femme.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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tentative

  1. inflection of tentativ:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular