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English adjective: detached

1. detached showing lack of emotional involvement


SamplesAdopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair.
She may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive.
An uninvolved bystander.


Synonymsdegage, uninvolved


Similarunconcerned


Antonymsconcerned

2. detached being or feeling set or kept apart from others


SamplesShe felt detached from the group.
Could not remain the isolated figure he had been.
Thought of herself as alone and separated from the others.
Had a set-apart feeling.


Synonymsisolated, separated, set-apart


Similarseparate


Antonymsjoint

3. detached no longer connected or joined


SamplesA detached part.
On one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached.
The separated spacecraft will return to their home bases.


Synonymsseparated


Similarunconnected


Antonymsconnected

4. detached used of buildings; standing apart from others


SamplesDetached houses.
A detached garage.


Similarfreestanding, semidetached, separate


Domain categoryarchitecture


Antonymsattached

5. detached lacking affection or warm feeling


SamplesAn uncaring person.


Synonymsunaffectionate, uncaring


Similarunloving


Antonymsloving

6. detached not fixed in position


SamplesThe detached shutter fell on him.
He pulled his arm free and ran.


Synonymsfree


Similarunfixed


Antonymsfixed









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