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untouchable

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adjective un·touch·able \ˌən-ˈtə-chə-bəl\

Simple Definition of untouchable

  • : too powerful or important to be punished, criticized, etc.

  • : too good to be equaled by anyone else

Full Definition of untouchable

  1. 1 a :  forbidden to the touch :  not to be handled b :  exempt from criticism or control

  2. 2 :  lying beyond reach

  3. 3 :  disagreeable or defiling to the touch

Examples of untouchable

  1. The mayor believed that he was untouchable and not subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

  2. The team's record was untouchable.



1607

First Known Use of untouchable

1607


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untouchable

noun un·touch·able

Simple Definition of untouchable

  • : a member of the lowest social class in India

Full Definition of untouchable

  1. :  one that is untouchable; specifically :  a member of a large formerly segregated hereditary group in India having in traditional Hindu belief the quality of defiling by contact a member of a higher caste

1909

First Known Use of untouchable

1909



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