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Adjective: untouchable  ,ún'tú-chu-bul
  1. Beyond the reach of criticism, attack or impeachment
    "for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"
     
  2. Impossible to assail
    - unassailable
     
  3. Forbidden to the touch
    "in most museums such articles are untouchable"
     
  4. ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling
     
  5. Not capable of being obtained
    "untouchable resources buried deep within the earth";
    - inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable
Noun: untouchable  ,ún'tú-chu-bul
  1. Belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
    - Harijan, Dalit

Derived forms: untouchables

See also: impermissible, impure, inviolable, invulnerable, irrefrangible, unavailable, unclean

Type of: castaway, Ishmael, outcast, pariah

Encyclopedia: Untouchable