• IPA: /ˈskɹuː.tɪ.ni/

scrutiny (uncountable)

  1. Intense study of someone or something.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Book the Fourth”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
      Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view / And narrower scrutiny.
  2. Thorough inspection of a situation or a case.
  3. An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
  4. A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.
  5. An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: genaue Untersuchung, genaue Beobachtung
  • Portuguese: escrutínio
  • Russian: тщательный
  • Spanish: escrutinio
  • German: genaue Untersuchung
  • Italian: esame minuzioso
  • Portuguese: escrutínio
  • Russian: тщательный

scrutiny (scrutinies, present participle scrutinying; past and past participle scrutinied)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To scrutinize.

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