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untouchable

un·touch·a·ble

untouchable

 
pronunciation:
uhn tuh ch bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not to be handled or touched.
priceless, untouchable antiques
antonyms:
touchable
definition 2: not substantial; intangible.
a mysterious, untouchable quality
definition 3: beyond reach, criticism, or attack.
The company president is untouchable.
definition 4: too repulsive to be touched; revolting.
similar words:
taboo
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) a member of the lowest Hindu caste in India, physical contact with whom was formerly thought to be contaminating to those of higher castes.
similar words:
anathema
definition 2: anyone who is similarly shunned.
similar words:
anathema
definition 3: someone or something that is not to be criticized, attacked, or changed.
definition 4: one whose honesty, incorruptibility, or the like is beyond question.
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derivations: untouchably (adv.), untouchability (n.)