Definition of inconclusive in English:

inconclusive

adjective

  • Not leading to a firm conclusion; not ending doubt or dispute.

    ‘the medical evidence is inconclusive’
    • ‘And he offered to bring in an outside consultant if the results were inconclusive.’
    • ‘Results from studies of cognitive performance were inconclusive.’
    • ‘Autopsies on the cows found high levels of toxicity but the results were inconclusive.’
    • ‘Other investigators have found negative or inconclusive results.’
    • ‘If the results are inconclusive, the examination should be repeated in two weeks.’
    • ‘Results were inconclusive but the paint is hoping for a late swing its way.’
    • ‘So far, the test results have been inconclusive and we don't know what is causing this.’
    • ‘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 results of most of the tests were inconclusive, although the canum did seem to allow me to hear nearby ducks remarkably clearly.’
    • ‘Demand remains sluggish and the inconclusive election result is unlikely to help matters.’
    • ‘That meeting was inconclusive and they had to return at 10am for more discussions.’
    • ‘The first HSE investigation into the site, in 2001, produced inconclusive results.’
    • ‘These studies are conflicting and inconclusive as a result of problems in their design.’
    • ‘In two words, Milton's case against censorship is inconclusive and qualified.’
    • ‘The results were inconclusive and received mixed responses from listeners.’
    • ‘Police said last night that the results of post-mortem examinations on the two bodies had proved inconclusive.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out to ascertain the exact cause of death.’
    indecisive, proving nothing, resolving nothing, leaving matters open
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Pronunciation

inconclusive

/ˌinkənˈklo͞osiv//ˌɪnkənˈklusɪv/