(adjective, verb)


1. showing lack of emotional involvement

- she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive

Similar word(s): unconcerned, degage, uninvolved

2. being or feeling set or kept apart from others

- she felt detached from the group

Similar word(s): separate, isolated, separated

3. no longer connected or joined

- a detached part

- on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached

Similar word(s): unconnected, separated

4. used of buildings; standing apart from others

- detached houses

- a detached garage

Similar word(s): freestanding, separate, semidetached

5. lacking affection or warm feeling

Similar word(s): unloving, unaffectionate, uncaring

6. not fixed in position

- the detached shutter fell on him

Similar word(s): unfixed, free


1. simple past tense and past participle of detach