Definition of detached adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈtætʃt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtætʃt//
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  1. 1 (of a house) not joined to another house on either side compare semi-detached See related entries: Types of home
  2. 2showing a lack of feeling synonym indifferent She wanted him to stop being so cool, so detached, so cynical.
  3. 3(approving) not influenced by other people or by your own feelings synonym impartial a detached observer
  4. Extra examples She tries to remain emotionally detached from her patients. He was able to talk about it in a cold, detached manner. She spoke in a normal, detached tone.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: detached