inscrutable inscrutable  /ɪn ˈskru tə bəl/


  • (adj) of an obscure nature


  1. Though their rulers remain inscrutable, Afghans' emotions are familiar.
  2. But mostly, the Chinese have lived in Western minds as inscrutable, unknowable, incalculable.
  3. Though their rulers remain inscrutable, Afghans' emotions are familiar.


  1. After years waiting, Academy of Vocal Arts adding space

    Some big careers have grown up behind two inscrutable facades on Spruce Street, and now those buildings have grown to three.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. How the Haswell Chip Makes the New MacBook Air Last 12 Hours

    New chips should excite you. Instead, the news reports you read whenever some new microprocessor is released are the dullest things in the world. They are obtuse and inscrutable, a mish-mash of numbers and acronyms for technologies you can’t really wrap your head around.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wired News


  1. "For years afterward I was never free from the oppressive sense that I had two absolutely inscrutable beings to please - God and my mother," Wharton wrote in an autobiography (she wrote three - two for public consumption, and a somewhat more...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Edith Wharton Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Lugar said Hill had "demonstrated extraordinary diplomatic and managerial skills in dealing with an isolated and inscrutable North Korean regime that presents the United States with one of its most difficult diplomatic challenges."
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Richard Lugar Source: Reuters

  3. ...while some of her supporters suggest that she may prove far more liberal than anyone expected, another Kagan fan told Nina Totenberg this past weekend that "Elena is the single most competitive and most inscrutable person I have ever...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Slate Magazine

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