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unapproachable

[ uhn-uh-proh-chuh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. not capable of being approached; remote; unreachable:

    an unapproachable spot; an unapproachable person.

    Synonyms: cold, austere, distant, aloof, inaccessible

  2. impossible to equal or rival:

    unapproachable mastery of her art.



unapproachable

/ ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl /

adjective

  1. discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
  2. inaccessible
  3. not to be rivalled


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Derived Forms

  • ˌunapˈproachableness, noun
  • ˌunapˈproachably, adverb
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Other Words From

  • unap·proacha·bili·ty unap·proacha·ble·ness noun
  • unap·proacha·bly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of unapproachable1

First recorded in 1575–85; un- 1 + approachable
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Example Sentences

Drawing tablets can feel unapproachable because it’s a niche piece of gear, but everyone’s needs are valid.

The reason you don’t see it in stores is that it’s so unapproachable because it has to be dried in order to be shelf-stable.

These have subsequently proved unapproachable by other athletes.

He had met her before on other occasions, but she had seemed to him unapproachable until that day.

There are many gradations of dirt and various degrees of saturation from salt water, but this combination is unapproachable.

Steam and electricity opened to industry the interior of continents previously regarded as unapproachable.

Silent, enduring, wrapped in memories, it stood gray and unapproachable.

He would get working at the forge, he said, and ruin his hands for the delicate art in which he was now unapproachable.

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