unapproachability


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un·ap·proach·a·ble

 (ŭn′ə-prō′chə-bəl)
adj.
1. Not friendly; aloof: an unapproachable executive.
2. Not accessible; inapproachable: an unapproachable chalet high in the Alps.

un′ap·proach′a·bil′i·ty, un′ap·proach′a·ble·ness n.
un′ap·proach′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unapproachability - a disposition to be unapproachable; unfriendly and inaccessible
standoffishness, withdrawnness, aloofness, remoteness - a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
approachability, accessibility - the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
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