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untouchable

adjective uk   /ʌnˈtʌtʃ.ə.bl̩/ us  

untouchable adjective (PROTECTED)

not able to be punished, criticized, or changed in any way: We've got to change the present system in which high court judges are regarded as somehow untouchable.Safe and secure

untouchable adjective (NOT DEFEATED)

not able to be defeated or to be as good as: Coventry City have proved untouchable this season - they've just won their sixth consecutive game.Physically strong and powerful

untouchable

noun [C] uk   /ʌnˈtʌtʃ.ə.bl̩/ us  
a member of the lowest social group in Indian societyClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
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