In*scru"ta*ble (?), a. [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F. inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.]

Unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; as, an inscrutable design or event.

'T is not in man To yield a reason for the will of Heaven Which is inscrutable. Beau. & Fl.

Waiving a question so inscrutable as this. De Quincey.

 

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