non·​at·​tach·​ment | \ ˌnän-ə-ˈtach-mənt How to pronounce nonattachment (audio) \

Definition of nonattachment

: lack of attachment (as to worldly concerns) There is a subtle distinction between indifference and nonattachment, and it is crucial to understand this distinction if you are to have genuine happiness in your life.— Phillip Moffitt

Examples of nonattachment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For non-Buddhists, indifference to death might entail a bit more nonattachment than is optimal. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "How Fear Can Make You a Better Person," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonattachment

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonattachment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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