unapproachable


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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.

unapproachable

(ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl)
adj
1. discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
2. inaccessible
3. not to be rivalled
ˌunapˈproachableness n
ˌunapˈproachably adv

un•ap•proach•a•ble

(ˌʌn əˈproʊ tʃə bəl)

adj.
1. not capable of being approached; unreachable.
2. impossible to equal or rival.
[1575–85]
un`ap•proach′a•ble•ness, n.
un`ap•proach′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unapproachable - discouraging intimaciesunapproachable - discouraging intimacies; reserved; "an unapproachable executive"
approachable - easy to meet or converse or do business with; "a friendly approachable person"
2.unapproachable - inaccessibly located or situatedunapproachable - inaccessibly located or situated; "an unapproachable chalet high in the mountains"; "an unreachable canyon"; "the unreachable stars"
inaccessible, unaccessible - capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all

unapproachable

adjective
1. unfriendly, reserved, withdrawn, distant, cool, remote, chilly, aloof, frigid, unsociable, offish (informal), standoffish I think a lot of people find dentists very unapproachable.
unfriendly friendly, cordial, sociable, approachable, affable, congenial
2. inaccessible, remote, out-of-the-way, out of reach, unreachable, un-get-at-able (informal) Central Asia was virtually unapproachable until this century.

unapproachable

adjective
Translations

unapproachable

[ˈʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbl] ADJ
1. (= inaccessible) → inaccesible
2. (= aloof) [person] → intratable, inasequible

unapproachable

[ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl] adjinapprochable

unapproachable

adj placeunzugänglich; person alsounnahbar

unapproachable

[ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbl] adj (person) → inavvicinabile, inabbordabile
References in classic literature ?
When the tea bell rang, Jo appeared, looking so grim and unapproachable that it took all Amy's courage to say meekly.
He had met her before on other occasions, but she had seemed to him unapproachable until that day.
In all the wide world, there was nothing that seemed to remind him so much of Eva; and he would insist on keeping him constantly about him, and, fastidious and unapproachable as he was with regard to his deeper feelings, he almost thought aloud to Tom.
I had never been in such intimate relations with the high altitudes before; the snow-peaks had always been remote and unapproachable grandeurs, hitherto, but now we were hob-a-nob--if one may use such a seemingly irreverent expression about creations so august as these.
They entered, and she seated herself on a chair against one of the card-tables, as the stiffest and most unapproachable position she could choose.
As a user of telephones New York has risen to be unapproachable.
The theory of the floating island, and the unapproachable sandbank, supported by minds little competent to form a judgment, was abandoned.
It's a pity they make themselves so unapproachable," he said.
He is a good--a very good--man, and an unapproachable writer.
The fore- and-aft rig in its simplicity and the beauty of its aspect under every angle of vision is, I believe, unapproachable.
I shall not be in any doubtful, or distant, or unapproachable region.
In short, however you are reported to be incorruptible and unapproachable.