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conclusive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of conclusive

  1. 1 serving to put an end to all debate or questioning the archeological discovery was conclusive proof that the Vikings had indeed settled in North America around 1000 a.d. Synonyms of conclusive absolute, clear, deciding, decisive, definitive, last Words Related to conclusive determinate, determinative, dispositive, hands-down, inarguable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, unanswerable, undebatable, undeniable, undisputable, unquestionable; unchallenged, uncontested, undisputed; unambiguous, unequivocal; certain, definite, positive, sure; cogent, compelling, convincing, persuasive, telling Near Antonyms of conclusive debatable, disputable, doubtable, doubtful, moot, problematic (also problematical), questionable, refutable; ambiguous, equivocal; controversial, debated, disputed Antonyms of conclusive inconclusive, indecisive, unclear

  2. 2 having the power to persuade a conclusive argument for allowing the students to put on a play of their own choosing Synonyms of conclusive compelling, cogent, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, tellingWords Related to conclusive authoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevantNear Antonyms of conclusive groundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weakAntonyms of conclusive inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive

Synonym Discussion of conclusive

conclusive, decisive, determinative, definitive mean bringing to an end. conclusive applies to reasoning or logical proof that puts an end to debate or questioning.
    • conclusive evidence
decisive may apply to something that ends a controversy, a contest, or any uncertainty.
    • a decisive battle
determinative adds an implication of giving a fixed character or direction.
    • the determinative factor in the court's decision
definitive applies to what is put forth as final and permanent.
    • the definitive biography


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