scrutable

[ skroo-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈskru tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being understood by careful study or investigation.

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Origin of scrutable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM scrutable

scru·ta·bil·i·ty, nounun·scru·ta·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scrutable

scrutable
/ (ˈskruːtəbəl) /

adjective

rare open to or able to be understood by scrutiny

Derived forms of scrutable

scrutability, noun

Word Origin for scrutable

C17: from Latin scrūtārī to inspect closely; see scrutiny
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