/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: unapproachable mastery of her art.
[1575-85; UN-1 + APPROACHABLE]
Syn. 1. inaccessible, aloof, distant, austere, cold.

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