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    untouchable

    untouchable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word untouchable

    Definition
    (noun) belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
    Synonyms : harijan
    Definition
    (adj) beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment
    Example Sentence
    • for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target
    Definition
    (adj) impossible to assail
    Synonyms : unassailable
    Definition
    (adj) forbidden to the touch
    Example Sentence
    • in most museums such articles are untouchable
    Definition
    (adj) ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling Definition
    (adj) not capable of being obtained
    Example Sentence
    • a rare work, today almost inaccessible
    • timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands
    • untouchable resources buried deep within the earth
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