Related formsnon·de·tach·ment, nounpre·de·tach·ment, noun
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Anne Sinclair|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No because I want to preserve as much as possible my detachment and impartiality.U.N. Gaza Investigator: 'Anti-Israel' Label Is a 'Slur'|Gideon Resnick|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this detachment gives the biography a dutiful, going-through-the-motions tone.
That sense of detachment from the caprices of Mother Nature is pretty unique in human history.
Over the little, spent congregation hung a glorious atmosphere of detachment.Fanny Herself|Edna Ferber
Von Herbert wrote an order to the Major of the Pandours for a detachment to take the duty of the imperial apartments.Tales from Blackwood|Various
In this pursuit he took the lead at the head of a detachment of cavalry.
Her detachment had impressed Chief Inspector Heat all along.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad
When his detachment arrives within about 100 yards of the enemy, they charge bayonet and rush them.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
British Dictionary definitions for detachment
- the separation of a small unit from its main body, esp of ships or troops
- the unit so detached