inscrutable[in skro̵̅o̅t′ə bəl]
An example of an inscrutable problem is one for which no solution can be quickly found.
Origin of inscrutableMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin inscrutabilis ; from Classical Latin in-, not + scrutari, to search carefully, examine: see scrutiny
Origin of inscrutableMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnscrūtābilis : in-, not; see in–1 + scrūtārī, to scrutinize; see scrutiny.
(comparative more inscrutable, superlative most inscrutable)
- One who or that which is inscrutable; a person, etc. that cannot be comprehended.