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
He looked straight ahead, his almond-shaped face inscrutable beneath a peaked
  yellow-silk cap.
The remainder of the contents were equally inscrutable.
What might be called the juvenilia of this inscrutable mind include some
  attempts at verse.
Above and over all, the mystery of the night and the desert places hovered
  inscrutable and implacable.
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