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in·scru·ta·ble

 (ĭn-skro͞o′tə-bəl)
adj.
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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inscrutable

(ɪnˈskruːtəbəl)
adj
incomprehensible; mysterious or enigmatic
[C15: from Late Latin inscrūtābilis, from Latin in-1 + scrūtārī to examine]
inˌscrutaˈbility, inˈscrutableness n
inˈscrutably adv
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in•scru•ta•ble

(ɪnˈskru tə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized.
2. mysterious; unfathomable: an inscrutable smile.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin inscrūtābilis= Latin in- in-3 + scrūtā(ri) to examine, search + -bilis -ble]
in•scru`ta•bil′i•ty, in•scru′ta•ble•ness, n.
in•scru′ta•bly, adv.
syn: See mysterious.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inscrutable - 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"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"
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inscrutable

adjective
1. enigmatic, blank, impenetrable, deadpan, unreadable, poker-faced (informal), sphinxlike It is important to keep a straight face and remain inscrutable.
enigmatic open, revealing, transparent, readable, penetrable
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inscrutable

adjective
Incapable of being grasped by the intellect or understanding:
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Translations

inscrutable

[ɪnˈskruːtəbl] ADJinescrutable
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inscrutable

[ɪnˈskruːtəbəl] adj
[face, expression, smile] → impénétrable
[mystery] → impénétrable
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inscrutable

adjunergründlich (to für); inscrutable faceundurchdringlicher Gesichtsausdruck; don’t pretend to be so inscrutabletu nicht so geheimnisvoll; she remained inscrutable to himsie blieb für ihn undurchschaubar
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inscrutable

[ɪnˈskruːtəbl] adj (person) → imperscrutabile; (face, eyes, gaze) → impenetrabile
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