- The definition of inscrutable is someone or something that is hard to figure out, understand or interpret.
An example of an inscrutable problem is one for which no solution can be quickly found.
inscrutable definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin inscrutabilis ; from Classical Latin in-, not plush scrutari, to search carefully, examine: see scrutiny
inscrutable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnscrūtābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + scrūtārī, to scrutinize; see scrutiny.
- in·scruˌta·bilˈi·ty, in·scruˈta·ble·ness noun
- in·scruˈta·bly adverb