inaccessible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin inaccessibilis, from Latin in- + Late Latin accessibilis accessible Date: 15th century not accessible <
an inaccessible area
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an inaccessible goal
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inaccessibility nouninaccessibly adverb

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  • inaccessible — [ inaksesibl ] adj. • 1372; bas lat. inaccessibilis, d apr. accessible 1 ♦ Qui n est pas accessible; dont l accès est impossible. ⇒ impénétrable, inabordable. Montagne inaccessible. Forêt inaccessible. « L île de Calypso était inaccessible à tous …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inaccessible — Island Satellitenaufnahme von Inaccessible Gewässer Südatlantik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • inaccessible — UK US /ˌɪnəkˈsesəbl/ adjective ► not easy to get or be used: »The site is inaccessible during program updates. be inaccessible to sb »Scientific collections are scattered around the globe, and they are sometimes inaccessible to researchers most… …   Financial and business terms

  • Inaccessible — In ac*cess i*ble, a. [L. inaccessibilis: cf. F. inaccessible. See {In } not, and {Accessible}.] Not accessible; not to be reached, obtained, or approached; as, an inaccessible rock, fortress, document, prince, etc. {In ac*cess i*ble*ness}, n. {In …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaccessible — I adjective beyond reach, distant, elusive, far, far away, far off, impossible to reach, inaccessus, inapproachable, out of reach, out of touch, rari aditus, remote, removed, separated, unaccessible, unachievable, unacquirable, unapproachable,… …   Law dictionary

  • inaccessible — Inaccessible, adj. de tout genre. Qu on ne peut aborder. Un chasteau inaccessible. un homme inaccessible …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • inaccessible — (adj.) early 15c., from M.Fr. inaccessible (14c.), from L.L. inaccessibilis unapproachable, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + accessibilis (see ACCESSIBLE (Cf. accessible)). Related: Inaccessibly; inaccessibility. Earlier in same sense was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inaccessible — Inaccessible, Lieu inaccessible, Locus inaccessus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Inaccessible — Inaccessible, eine der Erfrischungsinseln, im südlichen Atlantischen Ocean …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • inaccessible — [adj] out of reach aloof, away, beyond, distant, elusive, far, faraway, far off, impassable, impervious, impracticable, insurmountable, not at hand*, out of theway*, remote, unachievable, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unfeasible,… …   New thesaurus

  • inaccessible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unable to be reached or used. 2) difficult to understand or appreciate. 3) not open to advances or influence; unapproachable. DERIVATIVES inaccessibility noun inaccessibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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