inscrutable

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnˈskɹuːtəbl/

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inscrutable (comparative more inscrutable, superlative most inscrutable)

  1. Difficult or impossible to comprehend, fathom, or interpret.
    His inscrutable theories would years later become the foundation of a whole new science.
    • 2007, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), 30 Rock:
      She called my vanity license plate inscrutable! 'ICU81MI'? Hilarious!

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Noun[edit]

inscrutable (plural inscrutables)

  1. One who or that which is inscrutable; a person, etc. that cannot be comprehended.