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detached - Dictionary definition and meaning for word detached

(adj) showing lack of emotional involvement
Synonyms : degage , uninvolved
Example Sentence
  • adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair
  • she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive
  • an uninvolved bystander

(adj) being or feeling set or kept apart from others
Synonyms : isolated , separated , set-apart
Example Sentence
  • she felt detached from the group
  • could not remain the isolated figure he had been
  • thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
  • had a set-apart feeling

(adj) no longer connected or joined
Synonyms : separated
Example Sentence
  • a detached part
  • on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached
  • the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases

(adj) used of buildings; standing apart from others
Example Sentence
  • detached houses
  • a detached garage

(adj) lacking affection or warm feeling
Synonyms : unaffectionate , uncaring
Example Sentence
  • an uncaring person

(adj) not fixed in position
Synonyms : free
Example Sentence
  • the detached shutter fell on him
  • he pulled his arm free and ran

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for detached

DE (removed or cut off) + ATTACHED (emotionally involved)...if you cut yourself off an emotional involvement, you detach yourself from the relationship.
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by pushpa_edit

we have heard detachment.means having no attachment hence emotionless.
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by gdabli

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