Definition for detached (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for detached
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Soon, Egan begins to unravel—haunted by the high body counts, the civilian casualties, and the bizarre, detached nature of it all.Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession|Marlow Stern|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People are locked in texting, or whatever it is on their screens, and detached from their physical surroundings.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For that reason, it is essential for a neutral and detached judge to make the decision whether any particular query is warranted.
He likewise highlights this failing among a detached citizenry on the homefront.
On the capitulation of Burgoyne, near five thousand men had been detached by Gates to his aid.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)|John Marshall
Warsaw capitulated two days afterward; the detached parties of the patriots melted away, and Poland was no more.
And holding her flowers with her left arm, she detached her right hand, and scribbled the name on the edge of the Raleigh paper.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
He then took out the detached mould, flung it away, and used the point of the “crowing stick” as before.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Meanwhile 400 Illyrians had been detached to take the enemy in flank.Historical Parallels, vol 3 (of 3)|Arthur Thomas Malkin
British Dictionary definitions for detached (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for detached (2 of 2)
Word Origin for detach
Word Origin and History for detached
1680s, from French détacher "to detach, untie," from Old French destachier, from des- "apart" + attachier "attach" (see attach). Related: Detached; detaching.