unapproachable [uhn-uh-proh-chuh-buhl] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- not capable of being approached; remote; unreachable: an unapproachable spot; an unapproachable person.
- impossible to equal or rival: unapproachable mastery of her art.
Origin of unapproachable First recorded in 1575–85; un-1 + approachable Related formsun·ap·proach·a·bil·i·ty, un·ap·proach·a·ble·ness, nounun·ap·proach·a·bly, adverbSynonyms for unapproachable 1. inaccessible, aloof, distant, austere, cold. Related Words for unapproachable aloof, chilly, cold, cool, distant, frigid, hesitant, inaccessible, remote, reserved, standoffish, uncommunicative, unsociable, withdrawn, out-of-the-way, unattainable, unreachable, unobtainable Examples from the Web for unapproachable Historical Examples of unapproachable
As yet Wyndham was still the unknown, shadowy, far-off, and unapproachable.
She existed, unapproachable, behind the blank wall of his renunciation.
He looked as unconcerned and unapproachable as only the young can look.
Del Dardo would have swooned to see how Annina handled his Unapproachable.
Maurice Henry Hewlett
She was unapproachable in her own room when Mr. White and Mr. Morton came for them.
British Dictionary definitions for unapproachable unapproachable adjective
- discouraging intimacy, friendliness, etc; aloof
- not to be rivalled
Derived Formsunapproachableness, noununapproachably, adverb Word Origin and History for unapproachable adj.