untouchables1) ADJ-GRADED If you say that someone is untouchable, you mean that they cannot be affected or punished in any way.
I want to make it clear, however, that no one is untouchable in this investigation.N-COUNTAn untouchable is someone who is untouchable.
He will be put in charge of a new force of `untouchables' to deal with narcotics and terrorism.2) ADJ (emphasis) If you describe someone, especially a sports player or entertainer, as untouchable, you are emphasizing that they are better than anyone else in what they do.
A lot of the players began to feel they were untouchable.3) N-COUNT Some people refer to Hindus of the lowest social rank as untouchables.
He was born an untouchable in a very poor village in south India.
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