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Quarterbacks are untouchable nowadays. If you hit a quarterback too hard, or if you fall on him with too much weight - which is a judgment thing from a professional standpoint - you're going to get flagged.
Mario Williams

Meaning of "untouchable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNTOUCHABLE

untouchable  [ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNTOUCHABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Untouchable can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES UNTOUCHABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of untouchable in the English dictionary

The first definition of untouchable in the dictionary is lying beyond reach. Other definition of untouchable is above reproach, suspicion, or impeachment. Untouchable is also unable to be touched.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNTOUCHABLE


approachable
əˈprəʊtʃəbəl
impeachable
ɪmˈpiːtʃəbəl
irreproachable
ˌɪrɪˈprəʊtʃəbəl
leachable
ˈliːtʃəbəl
reachable
ˈriːtʃəbəl
researchable
rɪˈsɜːtʃəbəl
retouchable
ˌriːˈtʌtʃəbəl
searchable
ˈsɜːtʃəbəl
stretchable
ˈstrɛtʃəbəl
switchable
ˈswɪtʃəbəl
teachable
ˈtiːtʃəbəl
touchable
ˈtʌtʃəbəl
unapproachable
ˌʌnəˈprəʊtʃəbəl
unimpeachable
ˌʌnɪmˈpiːtʃəbəl
unmatchable
ʌnˈmætʃəbəl
unquenchable
ʌnˈkwɛntʃəbəl
unreachable
ʌnˈriːtʃəbəl
unsearchable
ʌnˈsɜːtʃəbəl
unwatchable
ʌnˈwɒtʃəbəl
watchable
ˈwɒtʃəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNTOUCHABLE

unto
untochered
untogether
untoiling
untold
untomb
untoned
untormented
untorn
untortured
untouchability
untouched
untoward
untowardliness
untowardly
untowardness
untrace
untraceable
untraced
untrack

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNTOUCHABLE

able
attachable
breathable
cashable
catchable
coachable
crushable
detachable
distinguishable
fishable
imperishable
indistinguishable
inextinguishable
laughable
machine washable
nonperishable
perishable
polishable
publishable
punishable
washable

Synonyms and antonyms of untouchable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «untouchable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNTOUCHABLE

Find out the translation of untouchable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of untouchable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «untouchable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有特权的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

intocable
570 millions of speakers

English

untouchable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अछूत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المنبوذين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неприкасаемых
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

intocável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্পৃশ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intouchable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tidak boleh disentuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unantastbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手出しのできない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건드릴 수 없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ora langsung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bất khả xâm phạm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீண்டத்தகாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्पृश्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dokunulmaz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intoccabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nietykalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

недоторканних
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de neatins
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άθικτος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onaantasbaar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

okränkbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

untouchable
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of untouchable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNTOUCHABLE»

The term «untouchable» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.157 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNTOUCHABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about untouchable

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9 QUOTES WITH «UNTOUCHABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word untouchable.
1
Marcus Allen
It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing.
2
Ivica Dacic
Serbia has become a pariah nation, untouchable like a leper.
3
R. Buckminster Fuller
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
4
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly.
5
Hans Kung
That means that every human being - without distinction of sex, age, race, skin color, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin - possesses an inalienable and untouchable dignity.
6
Dee Dee Myers
Even tax breaks that are supposed to help the middle class too often skew toward the wealthy. Consider the mortgage interest deduction. While political leaders in both parties have long considered it untouchable, it actually helps those at the top of the income scale far more than those at the bottom.
7
Lisa O'Hare
Audrey Hepburn is someone I've always admired. She has that untouchable star quality.
8
Jenn Proske
I think that vampires are sexy. The idea of them being untouchable has been really exciting for people.
9
Mario Williams
Quarterbacks are untouchable nowadays. If you hit a quarterback too hard, or if you fall on him with too much weight - which is a judgment thing from a professional standpoint - you're going to get flagged.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNTOUCHABLE»

Discover the use of untouchable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to untouchable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Untouchable
Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an ...
Mulk Raj Anand, 2014
2
Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael ...
Dogged by scandal for over fifteen years, and undone by his own tendency to trust the wrong people, Jackson had become untouchable in many quarters, a fact that wounded him deeply.
Randall Sullivan, 2012
3
The Untouchable
. . It’s the fullest book I’ve read in a very long time, utterly accomplished, thoroughly readable, written by a novelist of vast talent’ Richard Ford Victor Maskell has been betrayed.
John Banville, 2009
4
Untouchable: Dalits in Modern India
This work criticizes academic theories on caste in Indian society. It introduces the customs of Dalit freedom fighting and uses case studies to illustrate the Dalits' struggles in a modern world of communalized politics and market reforms.
S. M. Michael, 1999
5
Untouchable: An Indian Life History
With the help of an American anthropologist, a member of the Bauri caste in Orissa describes his daily life and socioeconomic milieu as a member of India's lowest social class
James M. Freeman, 1979
6
Untouchable
Although things aren't going as smooth as they should at Easton Academy for Taylor, Kiran, Noelle, and Arianna, they suddenly take a turn for the worse when Josh becomes the main suspect in the murder of Thomas Pearson. Original.
Kate Brian, 2009
7
Untouchable
It is the autumn of 1999.
Scott O'Connor, 2011
8
Untouchable
"I awoke this morning to a silent city.
Sarah Champion, 2004
9
Breaking Through the Untouchable Diseases
The author, whose lung disease was made worse by conventional medical treatments, set off on a road of discovery and self-help. The book catalogues his own successful treatment and treatments others have used for different illnesses.
Gerald Green, 2008
10
Untouchable: A Biography of Robert De Niro
Examines Robert De Niro's life, drawing on contacts with friends and colleagues, and explores his film career and the relationship between the characters he plays and his real life.
Andy Dougan, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNTOUCHABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term untouchable is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Untouchable Power Corrupts': Serial Killer Doctor Michael Swango …
Untouchable Power Corrupts, the new crime TV series, will air the case of Dr. Michael Swango on Investigation Discovery tonight. Untouchable Power Corrupts ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
2
Palace denies DOTC chief 'untouchable' in MRT mess
"Walang konseptong 'untouchable', ang pagsampa ng mga kaso mula sa DOJ (Department of Justice) at ehekutibo ay batay sa ebidensya," Coloma said in a ... «Banat, Jul 15»
3
New Series 'Untouchable: Power Corrupts' to Premiere Thursday …
Investigation Discovery's (ID) new series UNTOUCHABLE: POWER CORRUPTS offers an inside look into how a taste for power can turn into a thirst for blood, ... «TVbytheNumbers, Jun 15»
4
I love my untouchable virtual body
Over the past year I've spent half my time fighting my body tooth and nail for every inch of myself. It's actually kind of working (I'm trans; I transitioned). I've never ... «Boing Boing, May 15»
5
New book shows Spain's royals no longer untouchable
Madrid (AFP) - A new tell-all book that details what led to Spanish king Juan Carlos giving up the throne would never have been published just a few years ago ... «Business Insider, Apr 15»
6
Royal Ballet mixed programme review – Shechter's bold departure
Prowling, gravity-bound newness … a scene from Untouchable by Hofesh Shechter ... Created specifically for the junior ranks of the company, Untouchable is all ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
7
58 years for 'untouchable' £1.9m Leeds drugs gang who traded in …
TWELVE members of an 'untouchable' gang of drug dealers have been given jail sentences totaling 58 years after they sold around £1.9 million of cocaine on ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, Mar 15»
8
Untouchable Eliot Ness estate sues to cash in 67-year-old shares
Legendary law enforcer Eliot Ness' stock holdings may not be quite as untouchable as he was. The estate of Eliot Ness filed a lawsuit against North ... «Crain's Cleveland Business, Mar 15»
9
Report: Clippers want LeBron James, but Blake Griffin is 'untouchable'
ESPN reports that you can add the Clippers to the list of teams that plan to make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in free agency, despite a lack of ... «CBSSports.com, Jun 14»
10
'Shark Tank' Secrets on How to Be Untouchable
They shared the secrets to their successful, untouchable careers with Yahoo Finance. How did you become untouchable? Barbara: What drives me is the fact ... «Yahoo News, Apr 14»

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