What does detached mean?

Definitions for detached
dɪˈtætʃtde·tached

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word detached.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. degage, detached, uninvolvedadjective

    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"

  2. detached, isolated, separated, set-apartadjective

    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"

  3. detached, separatedadjective

    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"

  4. detachedadjective

    used of buildings; standing apart from others

    "detached houses"; "a detached garage"

  5. detached, unaffectionate, uncaringadjective

    lacking affection or warm feeling

    "an uncaring person"

  6. detached, freeadjective

    not fixed in position

    "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"

Wiktionary

  1. detachedadjective

    Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.

  2. detachedadjective

    Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.

  3. detachedadjective

    Not influenced by anyone else; characterized by an impersonal objectivity; impartial.

Wikipedia

  1. detached

    A stand-alone house (also called a single-detached dwelling, detached residence or detached house) is a free-standing residential building. It is sometimes referred to as a single-family home in contrast with a multi-family residential dwelling.

ChatGPT

  1. detached

    Detached typically refers to something that is disconnected or separated from something else. It can refer to a physical detachment, such as an object that is not connected to others, or to an emotional detachment, implying a lack of emotional involvement or concern. It can also describe something that exists independently or separately from other things, like a detached house, which does not share any walls with other houses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detached

    of Detach

  2. Detachedadjective

    separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached parcels

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. detached

    On detached service. A squadron may be detached under a commodore or senior officer.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce detached?

How to say detached in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detached in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detached in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of detached in a Sentence

  1. Benito Mussolini:

    Yes, madam, I am finished. My star has fallen. I work and I try, yet know that all is but a farce.... I await the end of the tragedy and – strangely detached from everything – I do not feel any more an actor. I feel I am the last of spectators.

  2. Bob Woodward:

    I've never seen an instance when the President is so detached from the reality of what's going on, this has not been treated seriously enough. Some of the things President Donald Trump did and does jeopardize the real national security.

  3. Sam Kass:

    The general public, when they hear greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, their eyes glaze over, it feels so big and detached from their lives. They're very disempowered to do something about it. And I think it's been a big barrier to more aggressive action. But food is one of those ways to tell this story in a way people can really relate to -- and, ultimately, in a way people can incorporate, and become an actor in the solution over time.

  4. Livia Firth:

    Today the consumer is completely detached from the clothes he or she wears and from who makes them, it happens far away so we don't see it... Out of sight, out of mind.

  5. Norman Vincent Peale:

    When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

detached#10000#12087#100000

Translations for detached

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for detached »

Translation

Find a translation for the detached definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"detached." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/detached>.

Discuss these detached definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for detached? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    detached

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    sound of something in rapid motion
    A reassuring
    B occasional
    C greedy
    D whirring

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for detached: