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Synonyms for inscrutable
ɪnˈskru tə bəlin·scrutable

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  1. inscrutableadjective

    Synonyms:
    ineffable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inscrutable

    That is mysterious in the true sense which is beyond human comprehension, as the decrees of God or the origin of life. That is mystic or mystical which has associated with it some hidden or recondite meaning, especially of a religious kind; as, the mystic Babylon of the Apocalypse. That is dark which we can not personally see through, especially if sadly perplexing; as, a dark providence. That is secret which is intentionally hidden. Compare DARK.

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    Synonyms:
    abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, secret, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed, unknown

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inscrutable

    Synonyms:
    unintelligible, untraceable, mysterious, unfathomable, profound, insolvable, impenetrable, hidden

    Antonyms:
    obvious, self-evident, familiar, intelligible, explainable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cryptic, cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious, mystifyingadjective

    of an obscure nature

    "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutable 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"

    Synonyms:
    kabbalistic, mystifying, bass, cryptical, mystic, occult, secret, recondite, deep, qabalistic, orphic, abstruse, cryptic, rich, mysterious, cabalistic, mystical, thick, sibylline

    Antonyms:
    explicable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inscrutableadjective

    Synonyms:
    undiscoverable, unsearchable, hidden, mysterious, past comprehension, above comprehension, not to be understood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inscrutableadjective

    Synonyms:
    incomprehensible, inexplicable, unsearchable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inscrutable":

    impenetrable

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How to use inscrutable in a sentence?

  1. I Ching:

    The quiet and solitary man apprehends the inscrutable. He seeks nothing, holds to the mean, and remains free from entanglements.

  2. Louise Bogan:

    I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!

  3. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason:

    The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.

  4. David Riesman:

    America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.

  5. E. M. Forster:

    But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.

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Translations for inscrutable

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  • مُسْتَغْلِق, غامِض, مُبْهَم, غَلِقArabic
  • insondable, inescrutableCatalan, Valencian
  • undurchschaubarGerman
  • ακατανόητοςGreek
  • enskribeblaEsperanto
  • inescrutable, impenetrable, incomprensible, insondableSpanish
  • مرموزPersian
  • käsittämätönFinnish
  • incompréhensible, impénétrable, insondableFrench
  • neuronsoilaghManx
  • insondabile, impenetrabile, incomprensibileItalian
  • בלתי ניתן לחיקויHebrew
  • ondoorgrondelijkDutch
  • tajemniczyPolish
  • inescrutávelPortuguese
  • necercetabil, neanchetabil, inscrutabil, de necercetat, neexaminabilRomanian
  • необъяснимый, непонятный, загадочный, непостижимыйRussian
  • outgrundligSwedish
  • gizemli, esrârengiz, anlaşılmaz, esrarlıTurkish
  • 不可思议的Chinese

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