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Meaning of INSCRUTABLE

Pronunciation:  in'skrootubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands"
 

INSCRUTABLE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: cryptic, cryptical, deep, incomprehensible, inexplicable, mysterious, mystifying
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*scru"ta*ble\, a. [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F.
inscrutable. See {In-} not, and {Scrutiny}.]
Unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood
by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained
or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible;
as, an inscrutable design or event.

      'T is not in man To yield a reason for the will of
      Heaven Which is inscrutable.             --Beau. & Fl.

      Waiving a question so inscrutable as this. --De
                                               Quincey.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: ambiguous, arcane, beyond understanding, cabalistic, Greek to one, impenetrable, inarticulate, incognizable, incoherent, incomprehensible, mystic, numinous, past comprehension, rambling, unaccountable, unconnected, unfathomable, unguessed, unintelligible, unknowable, unsearchable
 

 

 

 

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