Definition of disengaged in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsɪnˈɡeɪdʒd/


Emotionally detached: the students were oddly disengaged, as if they didn’t believe they could control their lives
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  • The remarkable thing about the youth I interviewed is that their attitudes are not those of disengaged, civically ignorant slackers, as most adults are eager to describe their generation.
  • If a disengaged person is approached by someone they know, about an issue they care about, and asked - say - to help draft a letter to the local paper, then that will engage their interest.
  • Environmentalists are failing to attract the disenfranchised, the disempowered, the dispossessed and the disengaged.

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