[ UK /dɪtˈæt‍ʃt/ ]
[ US /diˈtætʃt, dɪˈtætʃt/ ]
  1. showing lack of emotional involvement
    she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive
    an uninvolved bystander
    adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair
  2. being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    she felt detached from the group
    could not remain the isolated figure he had been
    had a set-apart feeling
    thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
  3. not fixed in position
    the detached shutter fell on him
    he pulled his arm free and ran
  4. lacking affection or warm feeling
    an uncaring person
  5. no longer connected or joined
    the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases
    on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached
    a detached part
  6. used of buildings; standing apart from others
    a detached garage
    detached houses
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How To Use detached In A Sentence

  • The house was a semi-detached with a couple of children playing in the front lawn and his son was just arriving home from his days work.
  • One of our current projects is to convert a couple of bungalows in south London into a five-bedroom detached property. Times, Sunday Times
  • This done the tournette is set into motion, and when the film is equalized, which is done in a moment, the plate is detached, placed on a leveled stand and slowly dried with the spirit lamp. Photographic Reproduction Processes
  • One might be optimistic and say that, given it's their job to judge a book by the words on the page rather than by the stushie surrounding it, one can expect them to be more concentrated in the category of detached shruggers; one can expect a higher standard of scrutiny, surely. Hype Hype Hoorah!
  • The detached house is still the dream. Times, Sunday Times
  • But you don't pay the bill for your semi-detached on your Barclaycard.
  • Each casemate mounted a three-gun battery of either 100mm or 150mm, and the southern side received additional cover from a detached fort mounting three 100mm gun turrets. Steel Victory
  • Anyone who has once taken up the WORD can never again evade it; a writer is not the detached judge of his compatriots and contemporaries, he is an accomplice to all the evil committed in his native land or by his countrymen. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Nobel Lecture
  • The two unsold detached villas have asking prices of 19,350 and 19,651 yuan a square metre.
  • Contemporary drawings show that the cookhouse was badly cracked as was the barracks and one of the caponiers had completely detached itself.
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