scru·​ta·​ble ˈskrü-tə-bəl How to pronounce scrutable (audio)
: capable of being deciphered : comprehensible

Examples of scrutable in a Sentence

she thinks that she's a sly and subtle schemer, but her machinations and motives are all too scrutable to those of us who know her
Recent Examples on the Web But the move reflects who Sinema is at her core: devoid of any scrutable ideology but profoundly cynical. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 9 Dec. 2022 This transition of oil ownership from large, scrutable giants to smaller, obscure operators is one reason why some climate campaigners have argued against fossil fuel divestment. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 11 May 2022

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Word History


Late Latin scrutabilis searchable, from Latin scrutari

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrutable was circa 1600

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“Scrutable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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