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inscrutableness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of inscrutableness

  1. 1 the quality or state of being impossible to know, understand, or explain it's the sheer inscrutableness of the lady's smile that has tantalized art lovers for centuries Synonyms of inscrutableness impenetrability, inscrutability, mysteriousness, numinousness, obscurity, uncanninessWords Related to inscrutableness deepness, profundity; darkness, murkiness, obscurity, shadowiness, vagueness; ambiguity, equivocality, equivocalness; incomprehensibility, unintelligibility, unintelligibleness; inexplicability, inexplicableness; unanswerability; unknowability; abstruseness, abstrusity, esotericism, hermetism, reconditenessNear Antonyms of inscrutableness intelligibility, understandability; clarity, obviousness, plainness, self-evidence, straightforwardness, transparency

  2. 2 the quality or state of having a veiled or uncertain meaning the inscrutableness of the inscriptions left by the doomed colonists of Roanoke Island has inspired many theories concerning their fate Synonyms of inscrutableness ambiguity, ambiguousness, darkness, equivocalness, equivocation, inscrutability, obscurity, murkiness, mysteriousness, nebulosity, nebulousness, obliqueness, obliquity, opacity, opaquenessWords Related to inscrutableness 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 of inscrutableness 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 of inscrutableness clarity, clearness, obviousness, plainness


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