Definitions for inscrutableɪnˈskru tə bəl
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in•scru•ta•ble*ɪnˈskru tə bəl(adj.)
incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized.
an inscrutable smile.
* Syn: See mysterious.
Origin of inscrutable:
1400–50; late ME < LL inscrūtābilis= L in-in-3+scrūtā(ri) to examine, search +-bilis-ble
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"
One who or that which is inscrutable; a person, etc. that cannot be comprehended.
Difficult or impossible to comprehend, fathom or interpret.
His inscrutable theories would years later become the foundation of a whole new science.
Origin: From the inscrutabilis, from in- + scrutare, corresponding to
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
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