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[in-uh-proh-chuh-buh l]
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  1. not approachable.
  2. without rival.
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Origin of inapproachable

First recorded in 1820–30; in-3 + approachable
Related formsin·ap·proach·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ap·proach·a·bly, adverb
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Related Words for inapproachable

aloof, away, beyond, distant, elusive, far, far-off, faraway, impassable, impervious, impracticable, insurmountable, out-of-the-way, remote, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unfeasible, unreachable, unrealizable

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Historical Examples of inapproachable

  • 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


  1. not accessible; unapproachable; unfriendly
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Derived Formsinapproachability, nouninapproachably, adverb
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