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
Origin: [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F. inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-skrōōt′a-bl, adj. that cannot be scrutinised or searched into and understood: inexplicable.—ns. Inscrutabil′ity, Inscrut′ableness.—adv. Inscrut′ably. [L. inscrutabilis—in, not, scrutāri, to search into.]
The numerical value of inscrutable in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of inscrutable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.
The quiet and solitary man apprehends the inscrutable. He seeks nothing, holds to the mean, and remains free from entanglements.
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مُسْتَغْلِق, غامِض, مُبْهَم, غَلِقArabic
- insondable, inescrutableCatalan, Valencian
- inescrutable, impenetrable, incomprensible, insondableSpanish
- incompréhensible, impénétrable, insondableFrench
- insondabile, impenetrabile, incomprensibileItalian
- necercetabil, neanchetabil, inscrutabil, de necercetat, neexaminabilRomanian
- необъяснимый, непонятный, загадочный, непостижимыйRussian
- gizemli, esrârengiz, anlaşılmaz, esrarlıTurkish
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