- incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
- not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable: an inscrutable smile.
- incapable of being seen through physically; physically impenetrable: the inscrutable depths of the ocean.
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Related Words for inscrutabilityriddle, conundrum, subtlety, question, enigma, secrecy, problem, thriller, puzzlement, isolation, seclusion, mystification, perplexity, stickler, cliffhanger, twister, occult, cryptogram, crux, difficulty
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Contemporary Examples of inscrutability
Not only can this create a feeling of helplessness, it also lends drones an inscrutability that can feel threatening.Why Drones Make Us Nervous
May 17, 2013
She prepares for her whirlwind, worldwide fashion week tour with inscrutability and perfectionism.Fashion's Other Anna
September 26, 2010
Historical Examples of inscrutability
It was all humbug––all this mummery about intuitions and unerring perception and inscrutability.Rope
In a kind of radiance, superb in her inscrutability, she laughed before him.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
And he was so glad that this decree was inexorable, that its inscrutability did not trouble him at all.Interrupted
Was it not De Quincey that had a horror of the Chinese—of their inhumaneness and their inscrutability?From Sea to Sea
"I hope so," she said, with no diminution of her inscrutability.The Regent
E. Arnold Bennett
- incomprehensible; mysterious or enigmatic