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Synonyms for inscrutable
ɪnˈskru tə bəlin·scrutable

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  1. inscrutableadjective


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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    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

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

    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"

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inscrutableadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inscrutableadjective

    incomprehensible, inexplicable, unsearchable

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  1. 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!

  2. E. M. Forster:

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

  3. Andy White:

    With Rod, if you scratch the surface, then you get more surface. But that's him. He is inscrutable publicly. Professionally, he is devastatingly effective. He is methodical. He is thorough.

  4. I Ching:

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

  5. 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

Translations for inscrutable

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  • غَلِق, مُبْهَم, مُسْتَغْلِق, غامِضArabic
  • insondable, inescrutableCatalan, Valencian
  • undurchschaubarGerman
  • ακατανόητοςGreek
  • enskribeblaEsperanto
  • insondable, incomprensible, impenetrable, inescrutableSpanish
  • مرموزPersian
  • käsittämätönFinnish
  • impénétrable, incompréhensible, insondableFrench
  • neuronsoilaghManx
  • impenetrabile, insondabile, incomprensibileItalian
  • בלתי ניתן לחיקויHebrew
  • ondoorgrondelijkDutch
  • tajemniczyPolish
  • inescrutávelPortuguese
  • necercetabil, inscrutabil, neanchetabil, de necercetat, neexaminabilRomanian
  • непостижимый, непонятный, загадочный, необъяснимыйRussian
  • outgrundligSwedish
  • gizemli, esrarlı, anlaşılmaz, esrârengizTurkish
  • 不可思议的Chinese

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