scrutable

[ skroo-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈskru tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being understood by careful study or investigation.

Nearby words

  1. scruncheon,
  2. scrunchie,
  3. scrunchy,
  4. scruple,
  5. scrupulous,
  6. scrutator,
  7. scrutineer,
  8. scrutinise,
  9. scrutinization,
  10. scrutinize

Origin of scrutable

1590–1600; < Latin scrūt(ārī) (see scrutiny) + -able

Related formsscru·ta·bil·i·ty, nounun·scru·ta·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for scrutability

scrutable

/ (ˈskruːtəbəl) /

adjective

rare open to or able to be understood by scrutiny
Derived Formsscrutability, noun

Word Origin for scrutable

C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny

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Word Origin and History for scrutability

scrutable

adj.

c.1600, probably a back-formation from inscrutable.

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