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untouchableness

Definitions

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  • n. Untouchability.

Etymologies

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untouchable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • She was an orthodox Hindu, yet the "untouchableness" of some of my school fellows did not produce any misgivings in her.

    Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose His Life and Speeches

  • After a powerful argument against the theory of "untouchableness" and against priestly intolerance, the Gaekwar urges not only upon Hindus, but upon Government the duty of attacking in all earnestness this formidable problem.

    Indian Unrest

  • The untouchableness that he gathered from the POW glow is gone.

    NYT: Palin Personally Sought To Ban Book From Library

  • On every hand we find that the peculiar difficulty from which they suffer, in addition to others that they share with other classes, is their "untouchableness."

    Indian Unrest

  • "A nation," he wrote almost 60 years ago, "which excuses its own failures by the sacred untouchableness of its own habits can excuse itself into complete disaster."

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