inaccessible

[ in-uhk-ses-uh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn əkˈsɛs ə bəl /

adjective

not accessible; unapproachable.

Nearby words

  1. in.,
  2. in. hg,
  3. ina,
  4. inability,
  5. inable,
  6. inaccuracy,
  7. inaccurate,
  8. inaction,
  9. inactivate,
  10. inactivated poliovirus vaccine

Origin of inaccessible

From the Late Latin word inaccessibilis, dating back to 1545–55. See in-3, accessible

Related formsin·ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty, in·ac·ces·si·ble·ness, nounin·ac·ces·si·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inaccessible

inaccessible

/ (ˌɪnækˈsɛsəbəl) /

adjective

not accessible; unapproachable
Derived Formsinaccessibility or inaccessibleness, nouninaccessibly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inaccessible

inaccessible

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French inaccessible (14c.), from Late Latin inaccessibilis "unapproachable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + accessibilis (see accessible). Related: Inaccessibly; inaccessibility. Earlier in same sense was unaccessible (c.1400).

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