ADJ. careful, close, detailed, intense, rigorous, serious, thorough The company has come under intense scrutiny because of its environmental record. | international, judicial, media, parliamentary, public, scientific The activities of the committee are subject to public scrutiny.
VERB + SCRUTINY be subjected to, come under, submit to, undergo | be open to, be subject to | bear The testimony of the chief witness doesn't bear scrutiny.
PREP. under ~ The company is under scrutiny by the Inland Revenue. | ~ by I realized I was being subjected to intense scrutiny by a group of children.