Synonyms for Inconclusive:
inferential, landmark, episodic, circumstantial, occasional, incidental, eventual, uncertain, presumptive, indirect.
•up in the air (adjective)
unsettled, uncertain, indeterminate, ambiguous, indecisive.
n.apparently, seemingly, unfounded, unsubstantiated, alleged, supposed, speculative, anecdotal, allegedly. clouded, in question, in doubt, at issue, doubtful, chancy, problematic, dubitable, problematical, dubious, unclear, questionable, clear, borderline, unsure, certain, indecisive, ambiguous, iffy. •inconclusive (noun)
indeterminate, equivocal, nisi.
unresolved, indefinite, unsettled.
clouded, questionable, dubitable, chancy. problematical, unsure, unclear, iffy. ambiguous, problematic. doubtful, borderline, dubious. •Other relevant words:
equivocal, at issue, unresolved, doubtful, in question, ambiguous, iffy, indeterminate, indefinite, problematical, unclear, nisi, indecisive, problematic, unfounded, chancy, unsubstantiated, borderline, questionable, clouded, unsure, dubious, dubitable, in doubt, unsettled.
Usage examples for inconclusive
In the words of the New Statesman, as the result of an inconclusive peace, " militarism would be more firmly established than ever by the record of its marvellous success and by the manifest need for a military organisation proportionate to so vast an expansion." – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
The fine special quietude of the relation thus promoted in a general consciousness of unrest- and even if it could breed questions too, since a relation that breeds none at all is not a living one- was of the highest value to the author of my letters, who had already sufficiently " lived," in her generous way, to know well enough in how different a quarter to look for the grand inconclusive – Notes of a Son and Brother by Henry James
It seems to me that this is particularly inconclusive – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.