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unapproachable

[uhn-uh-proh-chuh-buh l] /ˌʌn əˈproʊ tʃə bəl/
adjective
1.
not capable of being approached; remote; unreachable:
an unapproachable spot; an unapproachable person.
2.
impossible to equal or rival:
unapproachable mastery of her art.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; un-1 + approachable
Related forms
unapproachability, unapproachableness, noun
unapproachably, adverb
Synonyms
1. inaccessible, aloof, distant, austere, cold.
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British Dictionary definitions for un approachable

unapproachable

/ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl/
adjective
1.
discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
2.
inaccessible
3.
not to be rivalled
Derived Forms
unapproachableness, noun
unapproachably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un approachable

unapproachable

adj.

1580s, of places, from un- (1) "not" + approachable. Of persons, "distant, aloof," attested from 1848. Related: Unapproachably.

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