dis·​en·​gaged | \ ˌdis-in-ˈgājd How to pronounce disengaged (audio) \

Definition of disengaged

: detached sense 2 a disengaged observer

Examples of disengaged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even naturally funny actors like Smith, who killed as a mischievous rapper in the Tyler, the Creator mold on You’re the Worst, look a bit disengaged. Judy Berman, Time, "Four Weddings and a Funeral," 24 July 2019 That was especially so in a world of larger and more powerful nations like Russia, China and a more disengaged United States under President Trump. Steven Erlanger, New York Times, "Fight Over Values Risks a ‘European Civil War,’ Macron Says," 17 Apr. 2018 Both teenagers say that online schools can serve an important purpose for disengaged youth. Francesca Berardi, Slate Magazine, "Schools across the country are pursuing an extreme form of online learning: It’s all their struggling students do.," 24 May 2017 But because of his disengaged style, Trump has made a habit of complicating the negotiating process by saying things that contradict previous positions or statements. Dan Merica, CNN, "Trump passes the buck -- and how it could hurt him going forward," 19 July 2017 President Trump will remain distracted and disengaged (not to mention increasingly unpopular). Michael Tanner, National Review, "Entitlements Are Out of Control," 19 July 2017 But what even the most disengaged TV viewer will recognize is the moment a channel that wasn’t previously on their radar suddenly becomes a must-watch. Joanna Robinson, VanityFair.com, "6 TV Power Players to Watch in 2017," 20 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of disengaged

1651, in the meaning defined above

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“Disengaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disengaged. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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