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Definition of "untouchable" []

  • Not to be touched. (adjective)
  • Out of reach; unobtainable. (adjective)
  • Being beyond the reach of criticism, impeachment, or attack. (adjective)
  • Loathsome or unpleasant to the touch. (adjective)
  • A member of the class that is excluded from and considered unclean and defiling by the four Hindu castes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "untouchable" in a sentence
  • "While caste discrimination has been outlawed for more than 60 years, and the term "untouchable" is now taboo in public, thousands of anti-dalit attacks occur every year."
  • "Simpson has about $8 million, and this is what you call untouchable money, stuff that they can't touch."
  • ""What makes him scary is his ghostlike ability to remain untouchable and enigmatic.""