untouchable Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
  2. adjective satellite beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment
    • for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek
  3. adjective satellite impossible to assail
  4. adjective satellite forbidden to the touch
    • in most museums such articles are untouchable
  5. adjective satellite ( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling
  6. adjective satellite not capable of being obtained
    inaccessible; unprocurable; unobtainable.
    • a rare work, today almost inaccessible
    • timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands
    • untouchable resources buried deep within the earth