inscrutable

[in-skroo-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
2.
not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable: an inscrutable smile.
3.
incapable of being seen through physically; physically impenetrable: the inscrutable depths of the ocean.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin inscrūtābilis. See in-3, scrutable

inscrutability, inscrutableness, noun
inscrutably, adverb


1. hidden, incomprehensible, undiscoverable, inexplicable. See mysterious.


1. comprehensible.
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inscrutable (ɪnˈskruːtəbəl)
 
adj
incomprehensible; mysterious or enigmatic
 
[C15: from Late Latin inscrūtābilis, from Latin in-1 + scrūtārī to examine]
 
inscruta'bility
 
n
 
in'scrutableness
 
n
 
in'scrutably
 
adv

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inscrutable
mid-15c., from L.L. inscrutabilis, from in- "not" + scrutari "examine, ransack" (see scrutiny).
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Example sentences
Plenty of opportunity exists, if not for creative accounting, then certainly
  for inscrutability.
Perhaps its inscrutability is the core of its greatness.
Perhaps their fundamental inscrutability was actually the magic that kept
  people paying attention.
They're so far ahead of us in fiendishness and, of course, inscrutability.
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