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Synonyms for inconclusive
ˌɪn kənˈklu sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconclusive(adj)

    not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question

    "an inconclusive reply"; "inconclusive evidence"; "the inconclusive committee vote"

    Antonyms:
    conclusive, determinate, definitive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inconclusive

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inconclusive(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unconvincing, indecisive, not conclusive

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    indecisive, unconvincing, conclusive, equivocal, unfinished

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#2028wild
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#7081incorrect
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#16024unreasonable
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#18910erroneous
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#27327anomalous
#30875monstrous
#35057senseless
#35236ludicrous
#43014inconclusive
#43073paradoxical
#48752nonsensical
#51009preposterous
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#74245unconvincing
#77747indecisive
#83110infatuated
#210635chimerical

How to use inconclusive in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he's looking for.

  2. Stephen Lawson.Loeffler:

    Senator Loeffler took two COVID tests on Friday morning. Her rapid test results were negative and she was cleared to attend Friday's events. She was informed later in the evening after public events on Friday that her PCR test came back positive, but she was retested Saturday morning after conferring with medical officials and those results came back inconclusive on Saturday evening, she has no symptoms and she will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining until retesting is conclusive and an update will be provided at that time.

  3. American Austin Tice:

    It’s mysterious and very inconclusive, we've had a lot of people look at it and no one has been able to say definitively who the people are and where they're from.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    The reports that we are receiving are inconclusive about any link between that arrest and any possible planned event at Gallipoli itself, in fact, to make that assumption would be, I think, making a very big assumption.

  5. Brian Fields:

    Earth-based catastrophes such as large-scale volcanism and global warming can destroy the ozone layer, too, but evidence for those is inconclusive for the time interval in question.


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