indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested mean not showing or feeling interest. indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice.
indifferent to the dictates of fashionunconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles.
unconcerned about the homelessincurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness.
incurious about the worldaloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness.
aloof from his coworkersdetached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness.
observed family gatherings with detached amusement disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias.
judged by a panel of disinterested observers
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
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The Indianapolis Star, 20 July 2022 The detached guest house has its own bedroom and a full bathroom that’s outfitted with a steam shower.
Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 July 2022 Feeling detached and cynical about your job also might not be burnout per se but rather a perfectly reasonable reaction to a toxic boss or dysfunctional workplace, in which case the cure comes down to resigning.
Sarah Todd, Quartz, 18 July 2022 The film tries, in a detached, listless sort of way, to adhere to the original novel’s story.
Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 16 July 2022 There are 94 single family cottages and duplexes, with front porches, backyards and detached garages.
William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 July 2022 The two-story villa includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a detached guest suite.
Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 July 2022 The detached ice block was massive, estimated at 200 meters (yards) wide, 80 meters tall and 60 meters deep.
Frances D'emilio, Anchorage Daily News, 4 July 2022 The detached portion of glacier was massive, estimated at 200 yards wide, 80 meters tall and 60 meters deep.
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