Definition of detached
detachedlyplay \-ˈta-chəd-lē, -ˈtacht-lē\ adverb
detachednessplay \-ˈta-chəd-nəs, -ˈtacht-nəs\ noun
Examples of detached in a Sentence
The house has a detached garage.
a detached observer at company parties, taking it all in and saying very little
Recent Examples of detached from the Web
Another man was dead on the ground in the alley behind the home near a detached garage.
A four-by-four inch section of skin on the back of Nassir's head had internally come detached and torn loose from his skull, leaving an area that was soft to the touch because of the blood that had collected in that area.
The war criminal’s detached dinner table chat about his research into the most time-efficient way to kill Jewish children is terrifyingly convincing.
Many of these developments consist of single-family detached homes.
A ghoulish sensibility even prevails on occasion, as workers try to discern the identity of a single severed foot, not long after they're brusquely instructed to watch out for detached limbs in the fray.
The 3.5-acre estate, which was once owned by Bette Davis and features a detached guest house, a swimming pool and a tennis court, will reportedly also be put on the market soon.
Las Vegas police shared the tip with Centreville police, who found the small decomposed body wrapped in two blankets inside the detached garage of a dilapidated and vacant home in the impoverished town of about 6,000 residents.
The two properties have long been in need of renovation and refurbishment: The original Guild cinema was built in 1919 (its second screen, in a detached building, was added in 1983); the Gables in 1925.
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Synonym Discussion of detached
DETACHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detached for English Language Learners
: not emotional : not influenced by emotions or personal interest
: not joined or connected : separate from another part or thing
DETACHED Defined for Kids
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