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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