Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

inconclusive

play
adjective in·con·clu·sive \ˌin-kən-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\

Simple Definition of inconclusive

  • : not showing that something is certainly true : not conclusive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inconclusive

  1. :  leading to no conclusion or definite result <inconclusive evidence> <an inconclusive argument>

inconclusively

adverb

inconclusiveness

noun

Examples of inconclusive in a sentence

  1. The results of the test were inconclusive.

  2. The first two rounds of the boxing match were inconclusive.



1707

First Known Use of inconclusive

1707

Rhymes with inconclusive


Learn More about inconclusive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inconclusive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal brumal vernal estival
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ