What does detached mean?

Definitions for detacheddɪˈtætʃt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word detached.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. degage, detached, uninvolved(adj)

    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-apart(adj)

    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, separated(adj)

    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. detached(adj)

    used of buildings; standing apart from others

    "detached houses"; "a detached garage"

  5. detached, unaffectionate, uncaring(adj)

    lacking affection or warm feeling

    "an uncaring person"

  6. detached, free(adj)

    not fixed in position

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


  1. detached(Adjective)

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

  2. detached(Adjective)

    Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.

  3. detached(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detached

    of Detach

  2. Detached(adj)

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. Bryant Gumbel:

    I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don't always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind.

  3. Mao Zedong:

    There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.

  4. Mario Lima:

    Power generation, particularly solar and wind, is basically the only sector detached from the current economic crisis in Brazil, solar is very quick to install so it has a huge advantage over other sources in the current situation.

  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.

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