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Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable: "that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence ... out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnscrūtābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + scrūtārī, to scrutinize; see scrutiny.]

in·scru′ta·bil′i·ty n.
in·scru′ta·bly adv.
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Noun1.inscrutability - the quality of being impossible to investigate; "the inscrutability of the future"
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible


[ɪnˌskruːtəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninescrutabilidad f


References in classic literature ?
Secure, however, in the inscrutability of my place of concealment, I felt no embarrassment whatever.
Daughtry dismissed the matter from his thoughts as no more than a thing in keeping with the general inscrutability of the Chinese mind.
The smooth manner of the spy, curiously in dissonance with his ostentatiously rough dress, and probably with his usual demeanour, received such a check from the inscrutability of Carton,--who was a mystery to wiser and honester men than he,--that it faltered here and failed him.
When she chose, however, her face could be sphinx-like in its inscrutability.
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Yet such is the sphinx-like inscrutability of the British prime minister that few really have a clue.
However, when cognitive scientists are concerned with the IDT, they are typically interested in only one area of it, the inscrutability of reference.
To no small degree, Augustus's obscurity reflects his own baffling inscrutability.
Bay has a genius for incoherence, and this is one historic crisis that feels uniquely suited to his dubious talents: As the GRS soldiers make their way to the diplomatic compound and then back to the annex, taking and dispensing heavy fire along the way, "13 Hours" all but revels in its own inscrutability.
It's a frustrating approach, because when Obrist forgets his role as an international man of inscrutability and gets round to the specifics of his subject's work, his questioning pays dividends.
While the inscrutability of the Gulf rulers makes independent assessment of the power balance between different factions difficult, rumblings of policy difference have been observed by various foreign governments that interact frequently with their Gulf counterparts.
Brands demythologizes Reagan, which, given the man's inscrutability, is no small feat, and at the same time he makes Reagan's political strengths abundantly clear.