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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India adj. - Not capable of being obtained; Defiling to the touch; Forbidden to the touch; Impossible to assail; Beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment.

Usage examples (34)
  • For the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target
  • In most museums such articles are untouchable
  • "What makes him scary is his ghostlike ability to remain untouchable and enigmatic."
  • Ms Mayawati, a low-caste Dalit - formerly "untouchable" - is an icon for India's 160 million low-caste Hindus. for more
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