Inscrutable and Obscure


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Inscrutable adjective – Being beyond one's powers to know, understand, or explain.
Usage example: the many inscrutable beliefs of that ancient religion

Obscure is a synonym for inscrutable in unfathomable topic. In some cases you can use "Obscure" instead an adjective "Inscrutable", when it comes to topics like mysterious.
Nearby Word: inscrutability
Synonyms for Inscrutable


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Obscure adjective – Having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning.
Usage example: a fantasy writer who likes to put lots of obscure references and images in her tales of wizards and warlocks

Inscrutable is a synonym for obscure in unfathomable topic. You can use "Inscrutable" instead an adjective "Obscure", if it concerns topics such as not easily understood.
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Synonyms for Obscure

Things that words describes

hero inscrutable hero obscure hero
man inscrutable man obscure man
reason inscrutable reason obscure reason
way inscrutable way obscure way
Other nouns: game, villain, creatures, titles.
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