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scrutiny

noun

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 of scrutiny audit, check, checkup, examination, going-over, look-see, review, scan, inspection, survey, viewWords Related to scrutiny 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 of scrutiny aspect [archaic], eye, gape, regard, gaze, stareWords Related to scrutiny glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, surveyNear Antonyms of scrutiny blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan



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