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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inscrutable  \In*scru"ta*ble\,  a.  [L.  inscrutabilis  :  cf  F. 
  inscrutable.  See  {In-}  not  and  {Scrutiny}.] 
  Unsearchable;  incapable  of  being  searched  into  and  understood 
  by  inquiry  or  study;  impossible  or  difficult  to  be  explained 
  or  accounted  for  satisfactorily;  obscure;  incomprehensible; 
  as  an  inscrutable  design  or  event. 
 
  'T  is  not  in  man  To  yield  a  reason  for  the  will  of 
  Heaven  Which  is  inscrutable.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Waiving  a  question  so  inscrutable  as  this  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inscrutable 
  adj  :  of  an  obscure  nature;  "the  new  insurance  policy  is  written 
  without  cryptic  or  mysterious  terms";  "a  deep  dark 
  secret";  "the  inscrutible  workings  of  Providence";  "in 
  its  mysterious  past  it  encompasses  all  the  dim  origins 
  of  life"-  Rachel  Carson;  "rituals  totally  mystifying  to 
  visitors  from  other  lands"  [syn:  {cryptic},  {cryptical}, 
  {deep},  {mysterious},  {mystifying}] 




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