divorced from reality

idiom

: showing no connection to what is real or true
a theory that is completely divorced from reality

Examples of divorced from reality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His brief interview with me not only contained standard denials of wrongdoing but was wholly divorced from reality. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 Or is the point to make the whole thing completely divorced from reality? ➽ Who came up with letting one of the cast members be the one to activate the chair? Vulture, 21 Dec. 2023 To them, the anti-Israel statement sounded divorced from reality. Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2023 He was divorced from reality, delegating authority, writing fiction and poetry, and hoping to reconcile with the United States to fight Islamic extremists. Foreign Affairs, 13 Oct. 2020 In other words, Indiana Jones is outré, but hardly divorced from reality. Christopher Heaney, The New Yorker, 18 June 2023 The clever script is overtly philosophical and cautions against destructive moral frameworks, but also warns against intellectual stimulation divorced from reality and tangible action. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2023 If your head is exploding at how divorced from reality this sounds, that’s kind of the point. Amy Chozick, BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2023 This is an incredibly serious issue from someone who clearly is divorced from reality and sanity. Samantha-Jo Roth, Washington Examiner, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Divorced from reality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divorced%20from%20reality. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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