detached Definition

  • 1separate or disconnected, not physically attached
  • 2aloof and objective, not emotionally involved

Using detached: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "detached" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The garage is a detached building from the house.

  • Example

    She spoke in a detached tone, as if she didn't care about the outcome.

  • Example

    He remained detached from the political debate.

detached Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with detached

  • a condition where the retina becomes separated from the back of the eye


    He had to undergo surgery for his detached retina.

  • a house that is not connected to any other building


    They bought a detached house in the suburbs.

  • a garage that is separate from the main building


    They built a detached garage in the backyard.

Origins of detached

from Old French 'destachier', meaning 'to detach'


Summary: detached in Brief

The term 'detached' [dɪˈtætʃt] refers to something that is separate or disconnected, either physically or emotionally. It can describe a building that is not attached to another, such as a 'detached house' or 'detached garage,' or a person who is aloof and objective, as in 'She spoke in a detached tone.'

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