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untouchable

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hinduism
untouchableun‧touch‧a‧ble /ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 POWERsomeone who is untouchable is in such a strong position that they cannot be defeated, affected, or punished 🔊 He was the boss’s husband and therefore untouchable.2 RRHbelonging to the lowest social group, especially in the Hindu caste systemuntouchable noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
untouchableAs sheriff of the county, Weber thought he was untouchable.He left the conference for hours to study it with untouchable colleagues.Jamal Crawford, who was virtually untouchable in trade talks, has shown little but long-range potential.He believed that Stephen would survive because there was some untouchable quality of good fortune about him.Undeterred, Gandhi declared he would go live in a hut in the untouchable quarter.Still the women of the ashram refused to work in the kitchen with the untouchable woman.
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