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  • adj. thorough, careful, strict

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; strict.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Closely inquiring or examining: scrutinizing; carefully critical.


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  • Granted that the reviewer has a keen (or should we say "scrutinous") eye for Hollywood trivia.

    Myra, Myron, & Gore

  • It did not disappoint me, a scrutinous Watchmen fanboy.

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  • So what do I, a staunch Thing fan with a mercilessly scrutinous eye think of all this?

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  • We have long since argued that the time for independent reviews of ACPO, the APA and more recently the NPIA are long overdue a scrutinous inspection.

    ACPO blames front-line cops for doing their job SHOCK! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • At the Clinton campaign, my experience with the problem was the huge influx of 'trolls' at HillaryClinton. com in early 2007, a unique challenge that greatly hampered our site-based social-networking capacity -- since we had to moderate the budding community extremely tightly to prohibit offensive content and to prevent the overly scrutinous media from using a stray comment to tarnish Hillary.

    Peter Daou: Rick Warren and The Internet Giveth ... and Taketh Away

  • Even The Lord of the Rings' Gollum can't touch the level of physical detail instilled into the digitally-rendered Na'vi populace the indigenous Pandora inhabitants, who transcend previously expected special effect barriers, convincing even these most scrutinous eyes that what is on display is true flesh and blood.

    The Projection Booth

  • We are very scrutinous of the products we put out there, so we go through several test batches before deciding on just the right balance of ingredients.

    Cupcake interview: Miami's Cupcake Nouveau

  • Without the constraints of a scrutinous public, leaders place the will of the electorate far behind the priorities of cash-heavy interests vying for their attention.

    The Government We Deserve

  • The religious philosophers, not satisfied with the tradition of your forefathers, and doctrine of your priests (in which I willingly acquiesce), indulge a rash curiosity, in trying how far they can establish religion upon the principles of reason; and they thereby excite, instead of satisfying, the doubts, which naturally arise from a diligent and scrutinous enquiry.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • Ah Master Doctor, the love I be to your capricious and rarely circumcised experience, and likewise the confidence I repose in your scrutinous taciturnitie, are both of such mighty and prevailing power as I cannot conceale any thing from you, which you covet to know.

    The Decameron


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