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[in-uh-proh-chuh-buh l] /ˌɪn əˈproʊ tʃə bəl/
without rival.
Origin of inapproachable
First recorded in 1820-30; in-3 + approachable
Related forms
inapproachability, noun
inapproachably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for inapproachable
Historical Examples
  • Besides all these contradictions, he is solitary, unknown, inapproachable.

    Secret of the Woods William J. Long
  • For sustained intensity and graphic description Marion Crawford's new novel is inapproachable in the field of recent fiction.

    Robert Annys: Poor Priest Annie Nathan Meyer
  • Terrible was the punishment of their sacrilege in thus approaching the inapproachable.

  • To the rest of his court as well as to his people, the Mikado remains an invisible, dumb, and inapproachable divinity.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • Did the connection of God with his works terminate in an event which belongs to the inapproachable past?

    The Theistic Conception of the World B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
British Dictionary definitions for inapproachable


not accessible; unapproachable; unfriendly
Derived Forms
inapproachability, noun
inapproachably, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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