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 unfriendly, reserved, withdrawn, distant, cool, remote, chilly, aloof, frigid, unsociable, offish (informal), standoffish I think a lot of people find dentists very unapproachable.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
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She felt happy and as if she were blossoming under the praise of this dear Countess Bezukhova who had formerly seemed to her so unapproachable and important and was now so kind to her.
The theory of the floating island, and the unapproachable sandbank, supported by minds little competent to form a judgment, was abandoned.
The fore- and-aft rig in its simplicity and the beauty of its aspect under every angle of vision is, I believe, unapproachable.
He delighted in the robust common sense of Thomas Hobbes; Spinoza filled him with awe, he had never before come in contact with a mind so noble, so unapproachable and austere; it reminded him of that statue by Rodin, L'Age d'Airain, which he passionately admired; and then there was Hume: the scepticism of that charming philosopher touched a kindred note in Philip; and, revelling in the lucid style which seemed able to put complicated thought into simple words, musical and measured, he read as he might have read a novel, a smile of pleasure on his lips.
The more he saw of her, and the more he thought he knew of her, the more unapproachable did she seem to him.
The Bear of the Expedition was more unapproachable than ever.
And after him rushed the Gorgons, unapproachable and unspeakable, longing to seize him: as they trod upon the pale adamant, the shield rang sharp and clear with a loud clanging.
He had met her before on other occasions, but she had seemed to him unapproachable until that day.
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.
It's a pity they make themselves so unapproachable," he said.
He is a good--a very good--man, and an unapproachable writer.
Now, in the warm lamplit room, with all its ancient implications of conformity and order, she seemed infinitely farther away from him and more unapproachable.