Inscrutable meaning

ĭn-skro͝otə-bəl

His inscrutable theories would years later become the foundation of a whole new science.

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That cannot be easily understood; completely obscure or mysterious; unfathomable; enigmatic.
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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.

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Difficult to understand or interpret; impenetrable.
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One who or that which is inscrutable; a person, etc. that cannot be comprehended.
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Origin of inscrutable

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin īnscrūtābilis in- not in–1 scrūtārī to scrutinize scrutiny

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin inscrutabilis, from in- (“not”) + scrutare (“to examine”), corresponding to in- +‎ scrutable

    From Wiktionary