- not capable of being approached; remote; unreachable: an unapproachable spot; an unapproachable person.
- impossible to equal or rival: unapproachable mastery of her art.
Origin of unapproachable
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1. inaccessible, aloof, distant, austere, cold.
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Examples from the Web for unapproachable
As yet Wyndham was still the unknown, shadowy, far-off, and unapproachable.Audrey Craven
She existed, unapproachable, behind the blank wall of his renunciation.Chance
He looked as unconcerned and unapproachable as only the young can look.Lord Jim
Del Dardo would have swooned to see how Annina handled his Unapproachable.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
She was unapproachable in her own room when Mr. White and Mr. Morton came for them.
- discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
- not to be rivalled
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Word Origin and History for unapproachable
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