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Synonyms and Antonyms of scrutiny

  1. 1 a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition <his performance on the football field is seemingly unaffected by the media's intense scrutiny of his tumultuous personal life> Synonyms audit, check, checkup, examination, going-over, look-see, review, scan, inspection, survey, viewRelated Words analysis, assay, close-up, deconstruction, dissection; exploration, investigation, probe, research, study; inquisition, interrogation; once-over, perusal; recheck, reinspection, resurvey; observation, surveillance, watch; checkout, test-drive, trial run

  2. 2 a fixed intent look <began to squirm under the penetrating scrutiny of the judge> Synonyms aspect [archaic], eye, gape, regard, gaze, stareRelated Words glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan

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