Definitions for inscrutableɪnˈskru tə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifying(adj)

    of an obscure nature

    "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"


  1. inscrutable(Noun)

    One who or that which is inscrutable; a person, etc. that cannot be comprehended.

  2. inscrutable(Adjective)

    Difficult or impossible to comprehend, fathom or interpret.

    His inscrutable theories would years later become the foundation of a whole new science.

  3. Origin: From the inscrutabilis, from in- + scrutare, corresponding to

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inscrutable(adj)

    unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; as, an inscrutable design or event

  2. Origin: [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F. inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.]

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  • مُسْتَغْلِق, غامِض, مُبْهَم, غَلِقArabic
  • insondable, inescrutableCatalan, Valencian
  • undurchschaubarGerman
  • ακατανόητοςGreek
  • inescrutable, impenetrable, incomprensible, insondableSpanish
  • مرموزPersian
  • käsittämätönFinnish
  • incompréhensible, impénétrable, insondableFrench
  • neuronsoilaghManx
  • insondabile, impenetrabile, incomprensibileItalian
  • ondoorgrondelijkDutch
  • necercetabil, neanchetabil, inscrutabil, de necercetat, neexaminabilRomanian
  • необъяснимый, непонятный, загадочный, непостижимыйRussian
  • outgrundligSwedish
  • gizemli, esrârengiz, anlaşılmaz, esrarlıTurkish

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