inaccessible Definition

  • 1not able to be reached or entered
  • 2difficult or impossible to understand, use, or obtain

Using inaccessible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inaccessible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The top shelf was inaccessible to the short child.

  • Example

    The castle was situated on an inaccessible mountaintop.

  • Example

    The information was presented in an inaccessible manner.

  • Example

    The website was inaccessible due to technical difficulties.

inaccessible Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with inaccessible

  • terrain that is difficult or impossible to traverse


    The hikers had to turn back due to the inaccessible terrain.

  • a person who is difficult to get to know or understand


    Despite being friendly, he had an inaccessible personality that made it hard to connect with him.

  • funds that are not available or cannot be used


    The company's profits were tied up in inaccessible funds, making it difficult to invest in new projects.

Origins of inaccessible

from Latin 'in-' meaning 'not' + 'accessibilis', from 'accessus', meaning 'approach'


Summary: inaccessible in Brief

The term 'inaccessible' [ˌɪnəkˈsɛsəbl] refers to something that cannot be reached, entered, or understood. It can describe physical locations like 'The top shelf was inaccessible to the short child.' or abstract concepts like 'The information was presented in an inaccessible manner.' 'Inaccessible' extends into phrases like 'inaccessible terrain,' and describes people with 'inaccessible personalities.'

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