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Meaning & Definition of Detached in English

English

Detached

/dɪtæʧt/

adjective

1. Showing lack of emotional involvement

  • "Adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- j.s.perelman
  • "She may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"
  • "An uninvolved bystander"
    synonym:
  • degage
  • ,
  • detached
  • ,
  • uninvolved

2. Being or feeling set or kept apart from others

  • "She felt detached from the group"
  • "Could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- sherwood anderson
  • "Thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"
  • "Had a set-apart feeling"
    synonym:
  • detached
  • ,
  • isolated
  • ,
  • separated
  • ,
  • set-apart

3. No longer connected or joined

  • "A detached part"
  • "On one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"
  • "The separated spacecraft will return to their home bases"
    synonym:
  • detached
  • ,
  • separated

4. Used of buildings

  • Standing apart from others
  • "Detached houses"
  • "A detached garage"
    synonym:
  • detached

5. Lacking affection or warm feeling

  • "An uncaring person"
    synonym:
  • detached
  • ,
  • unaffectionate
  • ,
  • uncaring

6. Not fixed in position

  • "The detached shutter fell on him"
  • "He pulled his arm free and ran"
    synonym:
  • detached
  • ,
  • free