- Antonyms of TENTATIVE:
- unconditioned, unconditional, settled, absolute, all-out, arrant, categorical, complete, consummate, out-and-out, outright, perfect, simple, total, ultimate, unadulterated, unalloyed, unequivocal, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, basal, basic, fundamental, primary, independent.
- Examples of usage:
It was growing dark when a tentative scratch at the door told her of Nick's presence there.
"The Keeper of the Door",Ethel M. Dell.
There was a short silence; a tentative civil word from Siward; then Miss Landis took command of something that had a grotesque resemblance to a situation.
"The Fighting Chance",Robert W. Chambers.
This selection, he mused, is of course only tentative.
"The Haunted Bookshop",Christopher Morley.
- It was growing dark when a tentative scratch at the door told her of Nick's presence there.
- uncharitable, self-indulgent, self-seeking, cheap, closefisted.