dis·​en·​gaged ˌdis-in-ˈgājd How to pronounce disengaged (audio)
: detached sense 2
a disengaged observer

Examples of disengaged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are also the cautious and disengaged who aren’t sure if climate change is happening or serious or know little about it. Mike Hoffmann, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 Remote online learning also limited or curtailed student opportunities for socialization and nonacademic activities, the report said, causing many students to become disengaged or drop out of school. Natasha Singer, New York Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Mandatory return-to-office policies hasten the departure of the quitters, a group comprised of disengaged and mostly high performers feeling undervalued. Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 25 Sep. 2023 My business-side colleagues are both difficult to work with: One is disengaged and inept, the other has an extensive background in the organization but is rude and arrogant. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 And a Gallup poll this week found that managers are more likely to be burned out or disengaged than workers overall. Byirina Ivanova, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2023 From its outset, the system built by Russian President Vladimir Putin was based on the idea of a disengaged public, with matters of political and civic concern left to those on high. Joshua Yaffa, Foreign Affairs, 23 Feb. 2023 Women, meanwhile, have been feeling more disengaged at work than men since before the pandemic. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2023 Failure To Adapt To New Market Conditions A leadership gap in a company can manifest as a lack of direction, failure to adapt to new market conditions, poor decision-making, disengaged employees or a decline in overall performance. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disengaged was in 1651

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“Disengaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disengaged. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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