- serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence.
- tending to terminate; closing.
Origin of conclusive
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Examples from the Web for conclusiveness
“You thought he might be Nofri,” she added, with a triumphant air of conclusiveness.Romola
And in proof of the conclusiveness of his opinion all the wrinkles vanished from his face.War and Peace
These works are valuable and authoritative, but their conclusiveness may be disputed.The Marquis D'Argenson: A Study in Criticism
The conclusiveness of testimony is designated moral certainty.A Logic Of Facts
George Jacob Holyoake
Nothing can exceed the conclusiveness of experiments of this character.Sleep and Its Derangements
William A. Hammond
- putting an end to doubt; decisive; final
- approaching or involving an end or conclusion
Word Origin and History for conclusiveness
1610s, "occurring at the end," from French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from conclus-, past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Meaning "definitive, decisive, convincing" (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related: Conclusiveness.