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in·con·clu·sive

inconclusive

 
pronunciation:
In kn klu sihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not providing absolute proof.
inconclusive evidence
antonyms:
demonstrative
definition 2: not proceeding to a conclusion or resolution.
an inconclusive debate
antonyms:
conclusive
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)inconclusive however, largely, often, rather, similarly, ultimately
(adj.)inconclusive + adverb best, generally
(adj.)inconclusive + noun closure, comparison, debate, discussion, election, ending, finding, month, nature, outcome, report, search, status, struggle, testimony
derivations: inconclusively (adv.), inconclusiveness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word inconclusive contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.