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untouchable

[ uhn-tuhch-uh-buhl ]
/ ʌnˈtʌtʃ ə bəl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of untouchable

First recorded in 1560–70; un-1 + touchable

OTHER WORDS FROM untouchable

un·touch·a·bly, adverb
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How to use untouchable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for untouchable

untouchable
/ (ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl) /

adjective
lying beyond reach
above reproach, suspicion, or impeachment
unable to be touched
noun
taboo a former name for Dalit

Derived forms of untouchable

untouchability, noun

usage for untouchable

In relation to the caste system, the term untouchable is banned in both the Indian and Pakistani constitutions
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