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INSCRU'TABLE, a. [L. inscrutabilis; in and scrutor, to search.]
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin inscrutabilis, from Latin in- + scrutari to search — more at scrutiny Date: 15th century not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood
adj. wholly mysterious, impenetrable. Derivatives: inscrutability n. inscrutableness n. inscrutably adv. Etymology: ME f. eccl.L inscrutabilis (as IN-(1), scrutari search: see SCRUTINY)
Inscrutable In*scru"ta*ble, a. [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F. inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.] 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. 'T is not in man To yield a reason for the will of Heaven Which is inscrutable. --Beau. & Fl. Waiving a question so inscrutable as this. --De Quincey.
If a person or their expression is inscrutable, it is very hard to know what they are really thinking or what they mean. In public he remained inscrutable. ADJ
Greek to one, ambiguous, arcane, beyond understanding, cabalistic, impenetrable, inarticulate, incognizable, incoherent, incomprehensible, mystic, numinous, past comprehension, rambling, unaccountable, unconnected, unfathomable, unguessed, unintelligible, unknowable, unsearchable