- ADJ-GRADEDConclusive evidence shows that something is certainly true.
Her attorneys claim there is no conclusive evidence that any murders took place...
Research on the matter is far from conclusive.Derived words:conclusively ADV-GRADED ADV with v
A new study proved conclusively that smokers die younger than non-smokers.
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conclusive — con·clu·sive adj 1: of, relating to, or being a conclusion 2: putting an end to debate or question esp. by reason of inability to be refuted con·clu·sive·ly adv con·clu·sive·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster … Law dictionary
Conclusive — Con*clu sive, a. [Cf. F. conclusif.] Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision. [1913 Webster] Secret reasons . . . equally conclusive for… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
conclusive — conclusive, decisive, determinative, definitive are comparable when they mean having or manifesting qualities that bring something to a finish or end. Conclusive applies most frequently to an argument, evidence, or reasoning that is irrefutable… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
conclusive — 1610s, occurring at the end, from Fr. conclusif, from L.L. conclusivus, from conclus , pp. stem of concludere (see CONCLUDE (Cf. conclude)). Meaning definitive, decisive, convincing (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related:… … Etymology dictionary
conclusive — [adj] definite, final absolute, all out*, clear, clinching, cogent, compelling, convincing, deciding, decisive, demonstrative, determinant, determinative, flat out*, incontrovertible, indisputable, irrefragable, irrefrangible, irrefutable,… … New thesaurus
conclusive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ decisive or convincing. DERIVATIVES conclusively adverb conclusiveness noun … English terms dictionary
conclusive — [kən klo͞o′siv] adj. [LL conclusivus < pp. of L concludere,CONCLUDE] that settles a question; final; decisive conclusively adv. conclusiveness n … English World dictionary
conclusive — adjective Date: 1536 1. of, relating to, or being a conclusion 2. putting an end to debate or question especially by reason of irrefutability • conclusively adverb • conclusiveness noun Synonyms: con … New Collegiate Dictionary
conclusive — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ADVERB ▪ absolutely ▪ fairly, pretty ▪ They pr … Collocations dictionary
conclusive — con|clu|sive [ kən klusıv ] adjective * conclusive evidence, proof, or information proves that something is true: There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that Mrs. Warner was murdered. The results of this experiment seem pretty conclusive. ─… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English