I adjective aloof, austere, beyond reach, distant, far-off, faraway, forbidding, formidable, impregnable, inaccessible, inaffable, incomparable, inimitable, matchless, nongreganous, out of reach, out-of-the-way, peerless, rari aditus, remote, removed, reserved, secluded, separated, standoffish, stern, superior, superlative, supreme, unattainable, unequaled, unexcelled, unique, unobtainable, unparalleled, unreachable, unsociable, unsurpassed, withdrawn II index difficult, disdainful, inaccessible, remote (secluded), unattainable

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  • unapproachable — [adj1] unfriendly aloof, chilly*, cold, cool, distant, frigid, hesitant, inaccessible, remote, reserved, standoffish, uncommunicative, unsociable, withdrawn; concepts 404,555 Ant. approachable, friendly unapproachable [adj2] difficult to get to… …   New thesaurus

  • unapproachable — (adj.) 1580s, of places, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + APPROACHABLE (Cf. approachable). Of persons, distant, aloof, attested from 1848. Related: Unapproachably …   Etymology dictionary

  • unapproachable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not welcoming or friendly …   English terms dictionary

  • unapproachable — [un΄ə prōch′ə bəl] adj. 1. not to be approached; inaccessible; aloof 2. having no rival or equal; unmatched unapproachability n. unapproachableness unapproachably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unapproachable — unapproachability, unapproachableness, n. unapproachably, adv. /un euh proh cheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not capable of being approached; remote; unreachable: an unapproachable spot; an unapproachable person. 2. impossible to equal or rival:… …   Universalium

  • unapproachable — [[t]ʌ̱nəpro͟ʊtʃəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as unapproachable, you mean that they seem to be difficult to talk to and not very friendly. She was somewhat unapproachable but I m sure she wanted to be friendly. Ant: approachable …   English dictionary

  • unapproachable — adjective 1) unapproachable islands Syn: inaccessible, unreachable, remote, out of the way, isolated, far flung, off the beaten track/path; informal in the middle of nowhere, in the sticks, in the boondocks Ant: accessible 2) her boss a …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unapproachable — adjective seeming unfriendly and therefore difficult to talk to: Jo appeared, looking grim and unapproachable …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • unapproachable — adjective a) aloof and not friendly b) not accessible or able to be reached …   Wiktionary

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