- 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.
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.