Simple Definition of scrutiny
: the act of carefully examining something especially in a critical way : the act of scrutinizing something
Examples of scrutiny
the close scrutiny of data
I'd never faced that kind of scrutiny before.
Because of their past crimes, everything they do now will be subject to scrutiny.
Her opinion is based on a careful scrutiny of the text.
Origin of scrutiny
Latin scrutinium, from scrutari to search, examine, probably from scruta trash
First Known Use: 1604
Rhymes with scrutiny
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