Definition of detached in English:

detached

Syllabification: de·tached
Pronunciation: /diˈtaCHt
 
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adjective

  • 1Separate or disconnected, in particular.
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    unfastened, disconnected, separated, separate, loosened; untied, unhitched, undone, unhooked, unbuttoned; free, severed, cut off
  • 1.1(Of a house or other building) not joined to another on either side: a four-bedroom detached house
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    • The Robin Hood Hotel, in Kingston Vale, was closed in August and developer Bewley Homes wants to demolish it and build six detached and two semi-detached houses.
    • Between those years the cost of a four bedroom detached in Brandlesholme soared from £46, 500 to £175,000.
    • There's an imposing sandstone detached residence, in an exclusive cul-de-sac, with an extensive refurbishment completed.
    Synonyms
    standing alone, separate
  • 1.2Aloof and objective: he managed to remain detached from petty politics
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    • But doesn't the combination of an Oxford academic workload and a Blue Boat training regime leave him socially detached from anyone outside the tiny rowing bubble?
    • He tried to concentrate on the opening words of all parties involved, but the sounds seemed to come from a distance and he felt as though he were somewhat detached from it all.
    • All these practices flout psychology's belief that researchers must remain detached from their research in order to preserve their objectivity.
    Synonyms
    dispassionate, disinterested, objective, uninvolved, outside, neutral, unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, nonpartisan; indifferent, aloof, remote, distant, impersonal, avoidant
    informal cool

Derivatives

detachedly

Pronunciation: /-CHidlē/
adverb
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  • Now let us calmly attempt, without becoming involved in this dispute, to look detachedly upon the object of the dispute.
  • Just silence, while the words sink and take their effect, while the bruise forms prematurely and I am busy detachedly noting the power of a sentence to destroy me.
  • The assassin sat looking at the police officers detachedly.

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