One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a tentative arrangement’
provisional, unconfirmed, unsettled, indefinite, pencilled in, preliminary, to be confirmed, TBC, subject to confirmation
speculative, conjectural, untried, unproven, unsubstantiated
exploratory, experimental, trial, test, pilot
rare provisory, provisionary
2‘he eventually tried a few tentative steps around his hospital room’
hesitant, uncertain, cautious, unconfident, timid, hesitating, faltering, shaky, unsteady, halting
wavering, unsure, doubtful, diffident
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