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Synonyms for untouchable

belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India

beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment

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impossible to assail

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forbidden to the touch

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( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling

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not capable of being obtained

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While the word "princess" may connote both untouchably aloof royals and bratty divas, Disney is careful to make sure its Princesses connote neither.
16) In a move that could not have been popular among relativists, the Secretary-General rejected the cultural pretexts for violence (17) and specifically condemned numerous practices that some claim as untouchably cultural, such as early and forced marriages, honor killings, sexual abuses, and trafficking.
For mozzarella, this curd is kneaded like dough, heated until it's almost untouchably hot, then stretched like taffy, which is a lot of fun.
They exist only in photographs and films, outside of the passage of time, the chronology of their bodies scrambled by random encounters with images from various periods in their lives, one from the zenith of their careers, proudly cradling their Oscars, another decades later, unemployed has-beens, as in the notorious pair of photographs that many newspapers published side by side when Greta Garbo died in 1990--on the left, the young starlet in her twenties, untouchably beautiful; on the right, an aged crone with straggly white hair hobbling out of a health clinic just weeks before her death at the age of eighty-four.
The picture it paints feels both intimately and/or violently proximate and untouchably distant.
It transforms any woman into an object of defilement too untouchably disgusting to be seen.
If a number of Didion books have not worn well, the Didion sentence, perfected when its author was only 31, remains robustly, untouchably alive.
As in ``The Beginning,'' Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard plays Lankester Merrin, a younger version of the veteran exorcist made famous by Max von Sydow in William Friedkin's untouchably great, 1973 movie.