inscrutability inscrutability

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being impossible to investigate

Usage(s):

  1. The inscrutability of fate has always been a major Eastwoodian subtext.
  2. The inscrutability of fate has always been a major Eastwoodian subtext.
  3. But his dark eyes sparkle with the inscrutability of a psychopath.

News

  • The One Player Each College Basketball Contender Needs to Step Up in 2014

    Every season, college basketball's marquee names change. It's part of the game's beauty and inscrutability, the beholder's feelings on the NBA's one-and-done rule notwithstanding. Players are expected to shine, struggle or suffer through injuries and become bit players. We're looking at you, Ryan Harrow . Conversely, there are always guys who come through at unexpected levels and win their way ...
    on July 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. Hague said: "Miliband has a very expressive, over-expressive face. He does show what he is thinking. It is a perfectly natural thing, but in a foreign secretary or leadership candidate it is not so wise. I would recommend more inscrutability."
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: William Hague Source: Times Online

  2. "Robin has this secrecy and inscrutability to her so that you never quite believe what she's saying or thinking," says Minghella. "She may not be Swedish, but she has the character down. The Swedish part she can act."
    on Feb 4, 2007 By: Anthony Minghella Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "We absolutely have a responsibility to design software that doesn't confuse users. The reality is that most software developers can't even get this right! So if we've rejected ideas, features or designs based on their inscrutability, I don't think...
    on Jan 4, 2006 By: Jeff Waugh Source: ZDNet UK

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