detached

  • 1 Detached — De*tached , a. Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached parcels. Extensive and detached empire. Burke. [1913 Webster] {Detached escapement}. See {Escapement}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 detached — detached; un·detached; semi·detached; …

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  • 3 detached — de‧tached [dɪˈtætʆt] adjective PROPERTY a house or garage that is detached is not joined to another building on any side …

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  • 4 detached — [adj1] disconnected alone, apart, discrete, disjoined, divided, emancipated, free, isolate, isolated, loose, loosened, removed, separate, severed, unaccompanied, unconnected; concept 490 Ant. attached, combined, connected, coupled, linked, merged …

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  • 5 detached — index alien (unrelated), alone (solitary), apart, autonomous (independent), bipartite, clinical …

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  • 6 detached — aloof, uninterested, disinterested, *indifferent, unconcerned, incurious Analogous words: impartial, dispassionate, objective, unbiased, *fair: altruistic (see CHARITABLE) Antonyms: interested: selfish Contrasted words: *mercenary: concerned (see …

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  • 7 detached — ► ADJECTIVE 1) separate or disconnected. 2) (of a house) not joined to another on either side. 3) aloof and objective. DERIVATIVES detachedly adverb …

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  • 8 detached — [dē tacht′, ditacht′] adj. 1. not connected; separate 2. not involved by emotion, interests, etc.; aloof; impartial SYN. INDIFFERENT detachedly adv. detachedness n …

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  • 9 detached — de|tached [dıˈtætʃt] adj 1.) not reacting to or becoming involved in something in an emotional way ≠ ↑involved ▪ Try to take a more detached view . detached from ▪ He appeared totally detached from the horrific nature of his crimes. detached… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 detached — adjective 1. showing lack of emotional involvement (Freq. 4) 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 • Syn:… …

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  • 11 detached — de|tached [ dı tætʃt ] adjective * 1. ) not feeling involved with someone or something in a close or emotional way: Her face had an expression of detached amusement. detached from: Jimmy felt curiously detached from what was going on. 2. ) a… …

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  • 12 detached */ — UK [dɪˈtætʃt] / US adjective 1) not feeling involved with someone or something in a close or emotional way Her face had an expression of detached amusement. detached from: Jimmy felt curiously detached from what was going on. 2) a detached house… …

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  • 13 detached — [[t]dɪtæ̱tʃt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is detached is not personally involved in something or has no emotional interest in it. He tries to remain emotionally detached from the prisoners, but fails... It is written in a detached, precise… …

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  • 14 detached — adjective 1 not reacting in an emotional way, so that you can do your job properly or make the right decisions: Try to take a more detached view. 2 BrE a detached house or garage is not joined to another building on any side: a large detached… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 detached — detachedly /di tach id lee, tacht lee/, adv. detachedness, n. /di tacht /, adj. 1. not attached; separated: a detached ticket stub. 2. having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached): a detached house. 3. impartial or… …

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  • 16 detached — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, seem, sound ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ largely …

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  • 17 detached — adjective 1) a detached collar Syn: unfastened, disconnected, separated, separate, loosened; untied, unhitched, undone, unhooked, unbuttoned; free, severed, cut off 2) a detached observer Syn …

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  • 18 detached — de•tached [[t]dɪˈtætʃt[/t]] adj. 1) not attached; separated: a detached ticket stub[/ex] 2) archit. having no wall in common with another building (opposed to attached): a detached house[/ex] 3) impartial or objective; unbiased: a detached… …

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  • 19 detached — adjective Date: circa 1706 1. standing by itself ; separate, unconnected; especially not sharing any wall with another building < a detached house > 2. exhibiting an aloof objectivity usually free from prejudice or …

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  • 20 detached — adjective 1) a detached collar Syn: disconnected, separated, separate, unfastened, disengaged, uncoupled, isolated, loosened, unhitched, unhooked, free, severed, cut off 2) a detached observer …

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