Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Serving to settle an issue; providing a definite answer or solution.
The DNA evidence was conclusive and proved the suspect's guilt beyond doubt.
Settling an issue; producing a definite result or outcome.
The team's captain made a decisive move that led to their victory in the game.
Resolved or decided upon; no longer subject to debate or uncertainty.
After months of negotiations, the parties finally reached a settled agreement on the terms of the contract.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Conclusive implies that the evidence or argument presented is sufficient to settle an issue.
- 2Decisive suggests that a particular action or decision has produced a clear and definite result.
- 3Settled indicates that a matter has been resolved and is no longer subject to debate or uncertainty.
Good things to know
- 1Academic Writing: Use these antonyms to describe research findings, arguments, or conclusions.
- 2Legal Writing: Incorporate these words to describe judgments, verdicts, or settlements.
- 3Everyday Conversation: Utilize these antonyms to express certainty, decisiveness, and finality in discussions.