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conclusive

con·clu·sive

conclusive

 
pronunciation:
kn klu sihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: serving to reach a final answer or decision, or to settle.
The testimony of the two eye-witnesses was considered conclusive evidence of his guilt.This was the conclusive point that decided the debate.
synonyms:
convincing, deciding, determinative, final
antonyms:
inconclusive
similar words:
clinching, compelling, decisive, incontestable, indisputable, ultimate, unquestionable
derivation: conclusively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word conclusive contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).