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Tentative vs. Cautious

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Tentativenoun

A trial; an experiment; an attempt.

Cautiousadjective

careful; using or exercising caution; tentative

‘He took a few cautious steps toward the cave.’;

Tentativeadjective

Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.

Cautiousadjective

Attentive to examine probable effects and consequences of acts with a view to avoid danger or misfortune; prudent; circumspect; wary; watchful; as, a cautious general.

‘Cautious feeling for another's pain.’; ‘Be swift to hear; but cautious of your tongue.’;

Tentativeadjective

Uncertain; subject to future change.

Cautiousnoun

people who are fearful and cautious;

‘whitewater rafting is not for the timid’;

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Tentativeadjective

Of or pertaining to a trial or trials; essaying; experimental.

Cautiousadjective

showing careful forethought;

‘reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions’; ‘a cautious driver’;

Tentativenoun

An essay; a trial; an experiment.

Cautiousadjective

avoiding excess;

‘a conservative estimate’;

Tentativeadjective

under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon;

‘probationary employees’; ‘a provisional government’; ‘just a tentative schedule’;

Cautiousadjective

cautious in attitude and careful in actions; prudent;

‘a cautious answer’; ‘very cautious about believing everything she was told’;

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Tentativeadjective

unsettled in mind or opinion;

‘drew a few tentative conclusions’;

Cautiousadjective

unwilling to take risks

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