untouchable

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
un•touch•a•ble /ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. impossible to touch;
    intangible.
  2. disgusting to the touch.
  3. beyond criticism or control:The boss's son is untouchable.

n. [countable]
  1. Eastern Religionsa member of a lower caste in India whose touch was once believed to defile someone of higher caste.
  2. a social outcast.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
un•touch•a•ble  (un tuchə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. that may not be touched;
    of a nature such that it cannot be touched;
    not palpable;
    intangible.
  2. too distant to be touched.
  3. vile or loathsome to the touch.
  4. beyond criticism, control, or suspicion:Modern writers consider no subject untouchable.

n. 
  1. Eastern Religions[Hinduism.]a member of a lower caste in India whose touch is believed to defile a high-caste Hindu;
    Harijan.
  2. a person who is beyond reproach as to honesty, diligence, etc.
  3. a person disregarded or shunned by society or a particular group;
    social outcast:political untouchables.
  4. a person or thing considered inviolable or beyond criticism:such untouchables as Social Security in the federal budget.
un•toucha•bly, adv. 
  • un-1 + touchable 1560–70


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

untouchable /ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl/ adj
  1. lying beyond reach
  2. above reproach, suspicion, or impeachment
  3. unable to be touched
n
  1. taboo
    a former name for Dalit

unˌtouchaˈbility n



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