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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But how often I have felt proud of her, proud of her majestic beauty and social tact," thought he; "been proud of my house, in which she received all Petersburg, proud of her unapproachability and beauty.
The world has become a global village; we are all inhabitants of the same planet to which they belong, and-where alongside, they are being oppressed, thrashed, beleaguered and de-humanized-their homes being burned down-their heads being smashed on roads-their bodies being ruined and crumpled in streets-their small children being enslaved-their women being made sex-slaves-and, due to the unapproachability and inaccessibility to food and water they are forced to drink their own urine to survive.
This unapproachability, this sense of an object that reveals its most meaningful aspect only at distance, was perhaps what Virginia Woolf had in mind when envisioning the building around which the perceptual shifts of To the Lighthouse (1927) take place.
This relative unapproachability of the monument is what Benjamin calls an aura.