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Not approachable: a cold, inapproachable person.

in′ap·proach′a·bil′i·ty n.
in′ap·proach′a·bly adv.


not accessible; unapproachable; unfriendly
ˌinapˌproachaˈbility n
ˌinapˈproachably adv


(ˌɪn əˈproʊ tʃə bəl)

not approachable.
in`ap•proach`a•bil′i•ty, n.
in`ap•proach′a•bly, adv.
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