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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being inaccessible; inaccessibleness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being inaccessible; inaccessibleness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being inaccessible, or not to be reached or approached.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of not being available when needed


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But inaccessibility is less to do with the difficulty of "getting into" an invented world (the antipathy to "funny names" he cites), I think, than it's to do with the difficulty of "getting into" a complex reading experience -- one which sets up contradictory emotional and intellectual responses and which therefore requires active engagement on the reader's part.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • It's not about Shakespeare's inaccessibility, is it?


  • His inaccessibility is not only a matter of literary form but also a spiritual attitude, an inner necessity, an outlook on life.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1975 - Press Release

  • Where raw material deposits are located at a distance from transport routes, their inaccessibility could be the cause of this investment in the building materials sector.

    Chapter 7

  • 98 A midwife's ignorance could not only kill the child but also keep him from being baptized and thus saved. 99 As dangerous as their inaccessibility was the possibility that the midwives were incompetent.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • To strengthen one’s feeling that one is really sane, it may thus seem reasonable to disdain encounters in which the opposite will be assumed—even though this results in exactly the kind of conduct, namely, inaccessibility, that confirms the hospital’s view that one is mentally ill.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • The inaccessibility to such a large number of households "is a sad state" said Mr. Lehohla.

    South Africa in Census Challenge

  • Oh, it's already finished and ready for its first home game, but between inaccessibility and the obscene cost of tickets, a lot of friends and family are planning to watch a game in the new facility and then pack it in.

    Cautionary words (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I have long believed that it was the inaccessibility of the peninsula and mountainous Chiapas and Oaxaca that saved them from commercial exploitation and caused both Merida and San Cristobal de Las Casas to become charming and self-sustaining regional centers.

    Safety in Mexico & the Republic of Yucatan

  • Despite her well-known inaccessibility, Ayn Rand had agreed to meet me, a 26-year-old entrepreneur, through a connection with my grandfather, a famous libertarian lawyer who had worked with Clarence Darrow in the Depression.

    Steve Mariotti: Remembering Ayn Rand


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