noun, plural scru·ti·nies.
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Origin of scrutiny
synonym study for scrutiny
historical usage of scrutiny
Scrūtinium is a derivative of the verb scrūtārī, having a verbal meaning corresponding to scrūtinium, but whose original meaning was “to sort through rags, junk, or trash” ( scrūta, a neuter plural noun, means “rubbish, trash”), which is very applicable to modern politics. And the earliest sense of scrutiny in English happens to be “the formal taking of votes.”
OTHER WORDS FROM scrutinynon·scru·ti·ny, noun, plural non·scru·ti·nies.re·scru·ti·ny, noun, plural re·scru·ti·nies.self-scru·ti·ny, noun
Words nearby scrutiny
Example sentences from the Web for scrutiny
The opposition Labour Party has also called for government scrutiny of Nvidia’s purchase.Why Nvidia’s purchase of Arm worries the U.K. tech sector|Jeremy Kahn|September 14, 2020|Fortune
After Zandvliet’s story became public in 2019, state legislators passed a new law designed to prevent large pockets of unvaccinated children in certain schools and subject doctors like Zandvliet who write many exemptions to more scrutiny.Vaccine Exemption Doctor on Probation, Can No Longer Write Exemptions|Will Huntsberry|September 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They are coming under increasing scrutiny and regulation across the world.Big Oil’s hopes are pinned on plastics. It won’t end well.|David Roberts|September 4, 2020|Vox
While the company has enjoyed huge customer and revenue growth in 2020, and raised large amounts of money from investors, it is also facing scrutiny over its customer service and technical stability.Robinhood app stumbles amid surge in Apple, Tesla trading volume|Jeff|September 1, 2020|Fortune
Of course, it’s easier to brag when your accounts aren’t subject to public scrutiny.The humbling of Europe’s most-hyped startup incubator: Rocket Internet|Jeremy Kahn|September 1, 2020|Fortune
I think part of being in the public eye is getting recognized, and dealing with positive and negative scrutiny.
But he insisted that there is nothing about her death to provoke additional scrutiny.
The successful World Cup bids of both Russia and Qatar have come under relentless scrutiny that has ultimately changed little.
There are indeed cases of serious harassment that warrant both public scrutiny and close attention from law enforcement.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His scrutiny is rarely engaged, it seems, when he is not himself the victim.
These and the Sunday running vehicles we subjected to scrutiny during the following week.
Both sexes were indiscriminately admitted, after a nice scrutiny into their qualifications.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This underwent the same strict scrutiny that he had bestowed upon the locket, but his countenance betrayed still deeper emotion.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
But the young man's eyes went over and beyond him to rest in a look of scrutiny upon his mother.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
A new age would come under scrutiny and more notes would be taken.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
British Dictionary definitions for scrutiny
noun plural -nies
- (in the early Christian Church) a formal testing that catechumens had to undergo before being baptized
- a similar examination of candidates for holy orders