disengaged

adjective
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 But some experts are unconvinced districts are tailoring their plans to heap intensive support on students who have been the most disengaged over the course of the pandemic. Editors, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 Like him, a disproportionate number of disengaged students are lower-income Black, Latino or Native American. New York Times, 17 May 2021 But some experts are unconvinced districts are tailoring their plans to heap intensive supports on students who have been the most disengaged over the course of the pandemic. Erin Richards, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 Like him, a disproportionate number of disengaged students are lower-income Black, Latino or Native American. New York Times, 13 May 2021 Also explain to managers that disengaged time boosts cognitive capacity and cognitive load, which means employees get back to the KPI sets refreshed with a different perspective. David Rock, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 And yet, a seemingly large portion of New Yorkers, with only eight weeks left before the primary, remain utterly disengaged and oblivious to the race and the platforms of the leading candidates. Michael Wilson, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Boyd agreed that doing the opposite can send signals of being stressed, closed off, disengaged or trying to protect yourself. Renee Morad, NBC News, 20 Apr. 2021 This means successful students tend to be those who retain facts easily, while students who struggle to process large amounts of information at one time can quickly become disengaged. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of disengaged

1651, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Disengaged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disengaged. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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