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inscrutability

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Synonyms and Antonyms of inscrutability

  1. 1 the quality or state of being impossible to know, understand, or explain the inscrutability of divine intentions is something that people of faith usually just accept Synonyms impenetrability, inscrutableness, mysteriousness, numinousness, obscurity, uncanniness Related Words deepness, profundity; darkness, murkiness, obscurity, shadowiness, vagueness; ambiguity, equivocality, equivocalness; incomprehensibility, unintelligibility, unintelligibleness; inexplicability, inexplicableness; unanswerability; unknowability; abstruseness, abstrusity, esotericism, hermetism, reconditeness Near Antonyms intelligibility, understandability; clarity, obviousness, plainness, self-evidence, straightforwardness, transparency

  2. 2 the quality or state of having a veiled or uncertain meaning the inscrutability of the notations in the ledger—who, for example, was the recipient of “gift to X” ? Synonyms ambiguity, ambiguousness, darkness, equivocalness, equivocation, obscurity, inscrutableness, murkiness, mysteriousness, nebulosity, nebulousness, obliqueness, obliquity, opacity, opaquenessRelated Words mystery, reconditeness; cloudiness, dimness, faintness, fogginess, fuzziness, haziness, indefiniteness, indistinctness, mistiness, shade, shadow, uncertainty, vagueness; impenetrability, incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness; circuitousness, circuity, indirectness; deepness, depth, profoundness; abstruseness, abstrusity, complexity, complication, difficulty, obtusenessNear Antonyms comprehensibility, intelligibility, legibility; brightness, distinctness, self-evidence; certainty, surety; definiteness, exactness, explicitness, incision, incisiveness, lucidity, lucidness, perspicuity, perspicuousness; directness, forthrightness, openness, straightforwardness; palpability, tangibility, tangibleness, visibility; readability, readableness; obviousnessAntonyms clarity, clearness, obviousness, plainness


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