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Not leading to a firm conclusion or result; not ending doubt or dispute.‘three years of inconclusive negotiations’‘the medical evidence is inconclusive’
indecisive, proving nothing, resolving nothing, leaving matters openView synonyms
- ‘Other investigators have found negative or inconclusive results.’
- ‘In two words, Milton's case against censorship is inconclusive and qualified.’
- ‘Police said last night that the results of post-mortem examinations on the two bodies had proved inconclusive.’
- ‘The results of most of the tests were inconclusive, although the canum did seem to allow me to hear nearby ducks remarkably clearly.’
- ‘The results were inconclusive and received mixed responses from listeners.’
- ‘Results were inconclusive but the paint is hoping for a late swing its way.’
- ‘These studies are conflicting and inconclusive as a result of problems in their design.’
- ‘If the results are inconclusive, the examination should be repeated in two weeks.’
- ‘However, Mr Howard said their conversation regarded an inconclusive video of the incident.’
- ‘The inconclusive election result sparked a scramble to see which party could come up with a majority.’
- ‘The first HSE investigation into the site, in 2001, produced inconclusive results.’
- ‘That meeting was inconclusive and they had to return at 10am for more discussions.’
- ‘Results from studies of cognitive performance were inconclusive.’
- ‘Demand remains sluggish and the inconclusive election result is unlikely to help matters.’
- ‘If, as the report acknowledges, the available research is inconclusive, a cautionary approach would be wise.’
- ‘Soya milk manufacturers say the evidence so far is inconclusive.’
- ‘So far, the test results have been inconclusive and we don't know what is causing this.’
- ‘Autopsies on the cows found high levels of toxicity but the results were inconclusive.’
- ‘And he offered to bring in an outside consultant if the results were inconclusive.’
- ‘A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out to ascertain the exact cause of death.’
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