not connected or associated with any particular body, group, organization, or the like; independent.
not engaged or married.

Nearby words

  1. unashamed,
  2. unasked,
  3. unassailable,
  4. unassisted,
  5. unassuming,
  6. unattainable,
  7. unattended,
  8. unattractive,
  9. unattributed,
  10. unau

Origin of unattached

First recorded in 1490–1500; un-1 + attached

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British Dictionary definitions for unattached



not connected with any specific thing, body, group, etc; independent
not engaged or married
(of property) not seized or held as security or in satisfaction of a judgment
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Word Origin and History for unattached



late 15c., "not arrested or seized," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of attach. Meaning "not associated with any body or institution" is recorded from 1796; sense of "single, not engaged or married" is first attested 1874.

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