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Untouchable   /əntˈətʃəbəl/   Listen
Untouchable

adjective
1.
Beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment.
2.
Impossible to assail.  Synonym: unassailable.
3.
Forbidden to the touch.
4.
( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling.
5.
Not capable of being obtained.  Synonyms: inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable.  "Timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands" , "Untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"






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"Untouchable" Quotes from Famous Books



... convenience, remains almost untouched in all essentials and, above all, in the fundamental laws of inter-marriage, the social outlawry of scores of millions of the lower castes, labelled and treated as 'untouchable,' infant-marriage, the prohibition of the re-marriage of widows, which, especially in the case of child-widows, condemns them to a lifetime of misery and semi-servitude, the appalling infantile mortality, largely due to the prevalence of barbarous superstitions, the economic ...
— India, Old and New • Sir Valentine Chirol



Words linked to "Untouchable" :   invulnerable, unclean, outcast, unassailable, impure, impermissible, unavailable, Ishmael, castaway, pariah, inviolable



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