Definition of detached in English:


Syllabification: de·tached
Pronunciation: /diˈtaCHt


  • 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.
    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.
    dispassionate, disinterested, objective, uninvolved, outside, neutral, unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, nonpartisan; indifferent, aloof, remote, distant, impersonal, avoidant
    informal cool



Pronunciation: /-CHidlē/
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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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