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synonyms for inscrutable

  • enigmatic
  • impenetrable
  • incomprehensible
  • unfathomable
  • unintelligible
  • ambiguous
  • arcane
  • cabalistic
  • deadpan
  • difficult
  • inexplicable
  • mysterial
  • mystic
  • poker-faced
  • secret
  • sphinxlike
  • unaccountable
  • undiscoverable
  • unexplainable
  • unknowable
  • unreadable
See also synonyms for: inscrutability / inscrutableness

antonyms for inscrutable

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  • clear
  • comprehensible
  • fathomable
  • intelligible
  • understandable
  • evident
  • obvious
  • plain
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How to use inscrutable in a sentence

Blind spots, communication breakdowns and incomprehensible secret selves may be endemic in this poetic rumination on things forever lost and inscrutable.
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Every major tech company deploys AI and surveillance in ways that are inscrutable and often harmful.
AN OPEN LETTER TO TIM COOK ON WHY APPLE SHOULD COMPROMISE WITH ANTITRUST REGULATORSROGER MCNAMEESEPTEMBER 9, 2021TIME
While much of it is written in inscrutable scientific jargon, if you want to understand the scientific case for man-made global warming, look no further.
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I started to think of it more as an inscrutable collection of processes and a map of sensation to be felt and known, rather than a product to be controlled.
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The concept continues to fascinate and fictional approaches keep coming, prodding us to wonder whether time travel is physically possible and, for that matter, makes logical sense in the face of its inscrutable paradoxes.
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The glowing world seemed peopled by tiny folk, living out their timid, inscrutable lives around him.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Each step he had taken in the inquiry only plunged him deeper and deeper into an inscrutable problem.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The young agent had a certain inscrutable air about him, for all his youth, which was most disturbing.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
The latter glanced swiftly at Lechmere, but he could make nothing of the other's inscrutable face.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
No one gave her any heed except as the Cousin girl walked by her several times, watching her with inscrutable eyes.
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WORDS RELATED TO INSCRUTABLE

  • deadpan
  • dull
  • empty
  • fruitless
  • hollow
  • immobile
  • impassive
  • inane
  • inexpressive
  • inscrutable
  • lifeless
  • masklike
  • meaningless
  • noncommittal
  • poker-faced
  • stiff
  • stupid
  • uncommunicative
  • unexpressive
  • vacant
  • vacuous
  • vague
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.