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detached

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of detached

  1. 1 having or showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others a detached observer at company parties, taking it all in and saying very little Synonyms of detached aloof, antisocial, asocial, buttoned-up, cold, cold-eyed, cool, distant, dry, frosty, offish, remote, standoff, standoffish, unbending, unclubbable, unsociableWords Related to detached indrawn, introverted, nongregarious, recessive, reclusive, reserved, unsocial, withdrawn; misanthropic; apathetic, hard, indifferent, unconcerned; clinical, dispassionate, impersonal, professional; disinterested, incurious, uninterested; reticent, silent, taciturn, uncommunicative; diffident, shy, timid; cliquey, cliquish, clubbishNear Antonyms of detached boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, convivial, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; affable, folksy, genial, gracious, hospitable; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborlyAntonyms of detached cordial, friendly, sociable, social, warm

  2. 2 not physically attached to another unit a detached garage on the side of the house Synonyms of detached separate, disconnected, discrete, free, freestanding, single, unattached, unconnectedWords Related to detached independent, self-contained; individual, privateNear Antonyms of detached adjoiningAntonyms of detached attached, connected, joined, linked

Synonym Discussion of detached

indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested mean not showing or feeling interest. indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice.
    • indifferent to the dictates of fashion
unconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles.
    • unconcerned about the homeless
incurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness.
    • incurious about the world
aloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness.
    • aloof from his coworkers
detached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness.
    • observed family gatherings with detached amusement
disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias.
    • judged by a panel of disinterested observers


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