- 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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He looked at me, inscrutably and attentively, through his gold spectacles.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
But she herself, for a time, continued to wait, only looking up at him inscrutably.The Golden Bowl
Clare glanced at her inscrutably, and began to score the other essays.Regiment of Women
He loomed at the back of her thoughts, inscrutably dark and romantic.The Happy End
I insisted, but he stared at me inscrutably, and said that he had no record of the man.The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete
- incomprehensible; mysterious or enigmatic