inconclusive

adjective
in·​con·​clu·​sive | \ ˌin-kən-ˈklü-siv How to pronounce inconclusive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of inconclusive

: leading to no conclusion or definite result inconclusive evidence an inconclusive argument

Other Words from inconclusive

inconclusively adverb
inconclusiveness noun

Examples of inconclusive in a Sentence

The results of the test were inconclusive. The first two rounds of the boxing match were inconclusive.
Recent Examples on the Web Years of inconclusive fighting has pushed the Arab world’s poorest nation to the brink of famine. Samy Magdy, ajc, 16 Apr. 2022 Last week, the prosecutor in the case recommended that it be transferred to the kingdom, arguing that the trial in Turkey would remain inconclusive. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2022 Last week, the prosecutor in the case recommended its transfer to the kingdom, arguing that the trial in Turkey would remain inconclusive. The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Apr. 2022 Last week, the prosecutor in the case recommended that it be transferred to the kingdom, arguing that the trial in Turkey would remain inconclusive. Ayse Wieting And Suzan Fraser, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2022 After several meetings and inconclusive attempts at statistical sampling, the board decided to tabulate all the signatures proponents had collected in Ward 6. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 At Tuesday’s hearing, defense attorney Shawn Holley stated that the DNA reports on the weapon yielded an inconclusive finding due to the presence of four DNA contributors. Hyeyoon Alyssa Choi, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 Their other option was an open verdict, an inconclusive ruling. CNN, 31 Mar. 2022 The prosecutor said that because the arrest warrants cannot be executed and defense statements cannot be taken, the case would remain inconclusive in Turkey. Suzan Fraser, chicagotribune.com, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inconclusive

1707, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inconclusive was in 1707

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“Inconclusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconclusive. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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