Origin of detachment
Synonyms for detachment
Related Words for detachmentdisengagement, neutrality, objectivity, indifference, remoteness, squad, patrol, division, divorcement, disunion, dissolution, partition, separation, divorce, rupture, reverie, coolness, impartiality, coldness, disinterestedness
Examples from the Web for detachment
Contemporary Examples of detachment
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
A detachment of six volunteers, led by Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg, planned to stop the train at Aulnay, in the suburbs of Paris.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
No because I want to preserve as much as possible my detachment and impartiality.U.N. Gaza Investigator: 'Anti-Israel' Label Is a 'Slur'
August 12, 2014
But this detachment gives the biography a dutiful, going-through-the-motions tone.Clare Boothe Luce's Vapid Second Act
July 5, 2014
That sense of detachment from the caprices of Mother Nature is pretty unique in human history.The Nile: Where Ancient and Modern Meet
June 21, 2014
Historical Examples of detachment
Her detachment had impressed Chief Inspector Heat all along.The Secret Agent
His example was followed by Torres, who commanded the other detachment.
This composite body of troops has been called Geddes's Detachment.
"There's a detachment moving in there from the south," said the Governor.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
When the detachment arrived, nothing was left for them but plunder.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
- the separation of a small unit from its main body, esp of ships or troops
- the unit so detached
1660s, "action of detaching," from French détachement (17c.), from détacher (see detach). Meaning "portion of a military force" is from 1670s; that of "aloofness from objects or circumstances" is from 1798.