WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
un•touch•a•ble /ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- impossible to touch;
- disgusting to the touch.
- beyond criticism or control:The boss's son is untouchable.
- Eastern Religionsa member of a lower caste in India whose touch was once believed to defile someone of higher caste.
- a social outcast.
(un tuch′ə bəl),USA pronunciation adj.
- that may not be touched;
of a nature such that it cannot be touched;
- too distant to be touched.
- vile or loathsome to the touch.
- beyond criticism, control, or suspicion:Modern writers consider no subject untouchable.
- Eastern Religions[Hinduism.]a member of a lower caste in India whose touch is believed to defile a high-caste Hindu;
- a person who is beyond reproach as to honesty, diligence, etc.
- a person disregarded or shunned by society or a particular group;
social outcast:political untouchables.
- a person or thing considered inviolable or beyond criticism:such untouchables as Social Security in the federal budget.
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untouchable /ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl/ adj
- lying beyond reach
- above reproach, suspicion, or impeachment
- unable to be touched
a former name for Dalit
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