unapproachable

[ uhn-uh-proh-chuh-buhl ]
/ ˌʌn əˈproʊ tʃə bəl /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1575–85; un-1 + approachable
Related formsun·ap·proach·a·bil·i·ty, un·ap·proach·a·ble·ness, nounun·ap·proach·a·bly, adverb
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unapproachable

/ (ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl) /

adjective

discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
inaccessible
not to be rivalled
Derived Formsunapproachableness, noununapproachably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unapproachable

unapproachable


adj.

1580s, of places, from un- (1) "not" + approachable. Of persons, "distant, aloof," attested from 1848. Related: Unapproachably.

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