Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun untouchable

1 sense of untouchable

Sense 1
untouchable, Harijan -- (belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India)
       => outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmael -- (a person who is rejected (from society or home))

Antonyms of adj untouchable

5 senses of untouchable

Sense 1
untouchable -- (beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment; "for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek)

INDIRECT (VIA invulnerable) -> vulnerable -- (susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge")

Sense 2
unassailable, untouchable -- (impossible to assail)

INDIRECT (VIA inviolable) -> violable -- (capable of being violated; "a violable rule"; "a violable contract")

Sense 3
untouchable -- (forbidden to the touch; "in most museums such articles are untouchable")

INDIRECT (VIA impermissible) -> permissible, allowable -- (that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction")

Sense 4
untouchable -- (( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling)

INDIRECT (VIA unclean) -> clean -- (ritually clean or pure)

Sense 5
inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchable -- (not capable of being obtained; "a rare work, today almost inaccessible"; "timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands"; "untouchable resources buried deep within the earth")

INDIRECT (VIA unavailable) -> available -- (obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; "kept a fire extinguisher available"; "much information is available through computers"; "available in many colors"; "the list of available candidates is unusually long")

Similarity of adj untouchable

5 senses of untouchable

Sense 1
untouchable -- (beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment; "for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek)
       => invulnerable (vs. vulnerable) -- (immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs")

Sense 2
unassailable, untouchable -- (impossible to assail)
       => inviolable (vs. violable) -- (incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; "the person of the king is inviolable"; "an inviolable oath")

Sense 3
untouchable -- (forbidden to the touch; "in most museums such articles are untouchable")
       => impermissible (vs. permissible) -- (not permitted; "impermissible behavior")

Sense 4
untouchable -- (( especially used in traditional Hindu belief of the lowest caste or castes) defiling)
       => unclean (vs. clean), impure -- (having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws; "unclean meat"; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3)

Sense 5
inaccessible, unobtainable, unprocurable, untouchable -- (not capable of being obtained; "a rare work, today almost inaccessible"; "timber is virtually unobtainable in the islands"; "untouchable resources buried deep within the earth")
       => unavailable (vs. available) -- (not available or accessible or at hand; "fresh milk was unavailable during the emergency"; "his secretary said he was unavailable for comment")

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