1. scrutiny

noun. ['ˈskruːtəni'] the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes).


  • once-over
  • examination
  • medical exam
  • medical checkup
  • time and motion study
  • time-motion study
  • look-over
  • checkup
  • PM
  • fine-tooth comb
  • tactual exploration
  • endoscopy
  • fine-toothed comb
  • time study
  • ophthalmoscopy
  • time-and-motion study
  • rhinoscopy
  • post-mortem
  • followup
  • testing
  • reexamination
  • scan
  • motion study
  • investigating
  • inspection
  • medical
  • study
  • postmortem
  • keratoscopy
  • bank examination
  • going-over
  • investigation
  • work study
  • comparing
  • post-mortem examination
  • search
  • health check
  • palpation
  • postmortem examination
  • gonioscopy
  • follow-up
  • comparison
  • survey
  • medical examination
  • review
  • audit
  • autopsy


  • deviate
  • antemortem
  • preceding
  • dissimilitude


  • scrutiny (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scrutinium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Scrutiny

  • mutiny

How do you pronounce scrutiny?

Pronounce scrutiny as ˈskrutəni.

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Sentences with scrutiny

1. Noun, singular or mass
Any law that interferes with a fundamental right receives the highest level of scrutiny by the Court.

Quotes about scrutiny

1. The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

2. The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet 'Heavenly Father' is a grand reflection, a relation to that of human nature.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

3. A leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.
- Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

2. scrutiny

noun. ['ˈskruːtəni'] a prolonged intense look.


  • look
  • looking at


  • forget
  • profound
  • mistrust


  • scrutiny (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scrutinium (Latin)