Part of speech: verb

To scrutinize.

Part of speech: noun

The act of scrutinizing; close investigation.

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Usage examples "scrutiny":

  1. While he was looking at me I returned the scrutiny with interest. - "The Young Forester", Zane Grey.
  2. " You'll be all right, Dick," pronounced Greenoak, after a brief scrutiny, during which he strove to conceal the anxiety he felt. - "Harley Greenoak's Charge", Bertram Mitford.
  3. Mrs. Murray took her to drive every afternoon and not a glance of Esther's eyes escaped scrutiny. - "Esther", Henry Adams.