Examples of detachment in a Sentence
I wish the article had approached the issue with a bit more detachment.
The form is perforated to make detachment of the bottom section easier.
A detachment of soldiers was called to assist the police.
Recent Examples of detachment from the Web
Is the detachment required to construct fiction something unnatural?
Guam is also home to a detachment of U.S. Navy SEALs and other naval special warfare units.
This could be due to trauma or even just having a family history of retinal detachment, Dr. Nixon says.
A detachment of about 100 raiders headed towards Batavia.
But the special Coast Guard detachment, which at one point had also provided security at the war court, had for years shuttled the judges and their staff across the bay on its heavily armed fast boat.
The atmosphere created by the works on view, ranging from the 14th- to the 16th centuries, known as the Muromachi Period, is one of lofty detachment and quiet contemplation.
Scientists are divided over how much climate change affected the detachment.
For those readers who have grown skeptical of contemporary poetry that’s marked by antiseptic detachment and cute-geek deadpan posturing, the beast savor of Kleinzahler’s work serves as a vigorous antidote.
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First Known Use of detachment
Synonymsdisinterest, disinterestedness, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, justice, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivity
Antonymsbias, favor, favoritism, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice
Related Wordsapathy, indifference, unconcern; broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, tolerance; fence-sitting, straddling
Near Antonymschauvinism, nepotism; subjectiveness, subjectivity; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment
DETACHMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detachment for English Language Learners
: lack of emotion or of personal interest
: the act or process of separating something from a larger thing
: a condition in which something has become separated from something else
DETACHMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of detachment for Students
- He maintained an air of cool detachment.
- He judged the dispute with detachment.
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