under scrutiny

Definition of under scrutiny

formal

  1. :  being carefully examined especially in a critical way Their behavior is under scrutiny again.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

scrutinyplay
  1. :  a searching study, inquiry, or inspection :  examination

    :  a searching look

    :  close watch :  surveillance


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