Inscrutable

In*scru"ta*ble

(?), a. [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F. inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.] Unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; as, an inscrutable design or event.
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'T is not in man
To yield a reason for the will of Heaven
Which is inscrutable.
Beau. & Fl.
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Waiving a question so inscrutable as this.
De Quincey.
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