Definitions for untouchableʌnˈtʌtʃ ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•touch•a•bleʌnˈtʌtʃ ə bəl(adj.)

  1. that may not be touched; not palpable; intangible.

  2. too distant to be touched.

  3. vile or loathsome to the touch.

  4. beyond criticism, control, or suspicion.

  5. (n.)a member of a lower caste in India whose touch was formerly believed to defile a high-caste Hindu.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  6. a person disregarded or shunned by society or a particular group; social outcast.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. a person or thing considered inviolable or beyond criticism.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of untouchable:

1560–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. untouchable, Harijan(adj)

    belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India

  2. untouchable(adj)

    beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment

    "for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek

  3. unassailable, untouchable(adj)

    impossible to assail

  4. untouchable(adj)

    forbidden to the touch

    "in most museums such articles are untouchable"

  5. untouchable(adj)

    ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling

  6. inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchable(adj)

    not capable of being obtained

    "a rare work, today almost inaccessible"; "timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands"; "untouchable resources buried deep within the earth"

Wiktionary

  1. untouchable(Noun)

    A criminal so adept, they cannot be arrested (effective bribes securely in place.)

  2. untouchable(Noun)

    A pariah.

  3. untouchable(Noun)

    In the Indian caste system, a member of the lowest caste.

  4. untouchable(Noun)

    An incorruptible law enforcement agent

  5. untouchable(Adjective)

    Not able to be touched.

Freebase

  1. Untouchable

    Untouchable is the second studio album by American rapper Mac Mall, released April 23, 1996 on Relativity Records. It debuted at #35 on the Billboard 200.

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