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scrutiny

scru·ti·ny

scrutiny

 
pronunciation:
skru tih ni
part of speech: noun
inflections: scrutinies
definition 1: a close and careful inspection.
The supervisor's scrutiny of her work always made her somewhat nervous.
synonyms:
examination, perusal, study
similar words:
analysis, attention, canvass, consideration, going-over, inspection, observation, probe, scan, study
definition 2: a close watch over someone for purposes of investigation or protection.
The suspect has been under police scrutiny for some time.
synonyms:
surveillance
similar words:
observance, observation, vigil, watch