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Definition of untouchable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who is untouchable is in a position where they are unlikely to be punished or criticized Given his political connections, he thought he was untouchable.
  2. 2that cannot be equaled or matched We took the silver medal behind the untouchable Italian team.
  3. 3(in India in the past) belonging to or connected with the Hindu social class (or caste ) that was considered by other classes to be the lowest
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: untouchable

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