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inconclusive

adjective doubtful, flimsy, indecisive, ineffective, not final, quo nihil efficitur, subject to verificaaion, unascertained, uncertain, unconfirmed, uncorroborated, undemonstrated, unestablished, unproved, unproven, unsettled, unsubstantiated, unsupported, unsupported by eviience, unsure, untested, untried, unverified, weak
Associated concepts: inconclusive account, inconclusive evvdence
See also: ambiguous, circumstantial, indeterminate, uncertain, unconfirmed

INCONCLUSIVE. What does not put an end to a thing. Inconclusive presumptions are those which may be overcome by opposing proof; for example, the law presumes that he who possesses personal property is the owner of it, but evidence is allowed to contradict this presumption, and show who is the true owner. 3 Bouv. Inst. in. 3063.

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The latter addresses an issue on which scholars of divergent persuasions have locked horns, inconclusively, in a much publicized academic debate.
NOW the general election has concluded inconclusively, there is a clear understanding that the political system and its components need urgent repair.
Addressing the mass at New Baneshwar on the second day of the ongoing general strike called by the party, Sapkota said the party will not spend time on futile talks, as the three-party meet held on Sunday also ended inconclusively.
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This volume's parallel tales each end inconclusively with Smith poised to take command of Jamestown in September 1608 and Drake back home in England in 1576 a national hero.
According to Reuters, a Palestinian official said the round of talks had ended inconclusively and would be resumed on April 26.
But talks held in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw, ended inconclusively on Friday, the Independent newspaper reported on Saturday.
Previous sessions ended inconclusively with Iran rejecting US allegations that it supports Shi'ite insurgent groups in Iraq by providing bomb-making materials responsible for the deaths of American troops.
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The Mbuti of Zaire enjoyed a tug-of-war--women on one side, men on the other; when one side started losing, one of the winners would quickly switch sides, so that the game would go back and forth inconclusively (oh, the horror) til people tired.
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