What does the word scrutiny mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To scrutinize.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • The act of scrutinizing; close investigation.

Usage examples for scrutiny

  1. While he was looking at me I returned the scrutiny with interest. – The Young Forester by 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 by Bertram Mitford
  3. Mrs. Murray took her to drive every afternoon and not a glance of Esther's eyes escaped scrutiny. – Esther by Henry Adams