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 The enormous, dynamic field has been battling under the radar of a disengaged electorate for months, raising millions and touting impressive résumés but unable to attract attention. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 5 June 2022 So the strategy of gray rocking involves being as disengaged and unresponsive as possible. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 27 May 2022 Covid-19 has left health care workers exhausted, traumatized, and increasingly disengaged. Andrew Morris-singer And Brian Souza, STAT, 9 May 2022 With average annual wage growth of around 5 percent, a growing number of disengaged workers have already done so. NBC News, 29 Mar. 2022 This can cause engaged workers to find different jobs that foster employees in better ways, leaving businesses stuck with disengaged workers who impact revenue and workflow. Allison Walsh, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Companies in which women are overburdened with unrewarded work likely will see their employees associate being a team player with negative consequences and become disengaged from the organization’s mission. Linda Babcock, WSJ, 19 May 2022 Large-scale workforce surveys show that the challenges of remote work and social isolation, alongside other factors, have over 60% of North American workers feeling disengaged from work. Ben Moorsom, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Throughout the campaign, Mr. Macron appeared disengaged, taken up with countless telephone calls to Mr. Putin that proved ineffectual. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 Aug. 2022.

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