unapproachable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ approachable

Adjective[edit]

unapproachable (comparative more unapproachable, superlative most unapproachable)

  1. Not accessible or able to be reached.
  2. Aloof and unfriendly.
  3. Without any serious competition; unbeatable.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
      Jack Governor, always a man of wonderful resources, was Chief Cook, and made some of the best dishes I ever ate, including unapproachable curries.
    • 1863, Secrets of My Office, by a Bill Broker (page 313)
      Often, I say, have I wavered in my faith as to the unapproachable beatitude of bachelorism, when dining out, for example, at a well-appointed marital menage.