Definition of unattached in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnəˈtatʃt/


1Not working for or belonging to a particular body or organization: local people unattached to any organization
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  • When his contract expired on 30 June, he was not only unattached to a club, but unaffiliated to the FA and ineligible to play for the national team.
  • The English soccer team is the only one unattached to a nation state.
  • Men were either unattached to the labor market, unemployed, or underemployed in part-time service sector jobs.
unaffiliated, unallied, uncommitted;
unassociated with, independent of;
autonomous, non-aligned, self-governing, self-ruling, non-partisan, neutral, separate, unconnected, individual, distinct, detached
2Not married or having an established partner; single: she began to wonder if he was unattached
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  • As the unattached singleton with married mates there is a tendency to lament the demise of your once action-packed social life.
  • Obviously, the Taj group of hotels, arranging the vacation doesn't consider unattached 20-somethings single; they still have time to be un-single on their own.
  • But this one is about the bitter-sweet pangs and joys of being single and unattached!
unengaged, unbetrothed;
wifeless, husbandless, spouseless, partnerless, without a partner/husband/wife;
with no ties, uncommitted, free, available, footloose and fancy free, not going out with anyone, on one's own, by oneself, unescorted, lone, on the shelf, unloved;
separated, divorced, widowed
archaic sole

Words that rhyme with unattached

semi-detached, unhatched, unmatched

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