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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.
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unapproachable

(ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl)
adj
1. discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
2. inaccessible
3. not to be rivalled
ˌunapˈproachableness n
ˌunapˈproachably adv
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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.
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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
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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 unfriendly, reserved, withdrawn, distant, cool, remote, chilly, aloof, frigid, unsociable, offish (informal), standoffish I think a lot of people find dentists very unapproachable.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.
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unapproachable

adjective
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Translations

unapproachable

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

[ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl] adjinapprochable
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unapproachable

adj placeunzugänglich; person alsounnahbar
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unapproachable

[ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbl] adj (person) → inavvicinabile, inabbordabile
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References in classic literature ?
I remember that Madame Mirliflore was unapproachably superior to the other women present, in the perfect beauty of her dress, and in the ample justice which she did to the luxurious dinner set before us.
I thought of them as bothersome, dirty, unapproachably foreign, frighteningly unpredictable, and plain old unnecessary.
The gender-bending of the role highlights the ways in which Indian dancers were viewed as both fantastically desirable and unapproachably alien by European men in the 19th century, a point brought home by the inclusion in the sound score of Theophile Gautier's written account of his first encounters with devadasis, the inspiration for the ballet's original scenario.
Maximilian's maternal grandfather, Matthias Felsberger, whose wife Leopoldine had already died some years before of a broken heart, because her children, aged 18, 20, and 22 fell in the war, walked back and forth for more than an hour down the village street with his bamboo cane when he heard of the news of the child killed by the tractor, trailed by the two peacocks, unapproachably lost in thought, not even once glancing over at the freshly picked snowdrops left in a mason jar at the entranceway to Hell.
Hence the photographs of unapproachably translucent actresses, of dietetically irreproachable models, of society women said to be beautiful on the covers of popular magazines, though what does it matter, from the vantage point of totalitarian rationalism that is the guiding spirit of the epoch, whether these women are very beautiful, or just beautiful enough, or plug-ugly?