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untouchable

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

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 in a sentence

  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

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


UNTOUCHABLE Defined for English Language Learners

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untouchable

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

Definition of untouchable for English Language Learners

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

  • : too good to be equaled by anyone else


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untouchable

noun un·touch·able

Definition of untouchable for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the lowest social class in India



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