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English definition of “detached”

detached

adjective uk   /dɪˈtætʃt/ us  

detached adjective (SEPARATE)

separated: The label became detached from your parcel. C1 describes a house that is not connected to any other building: Prices are rising so fast that people can't afford detached houses.

detached adjective (WITHOUT EMOTION)

C2 describes someone who does not show any emotional involvement or interest in a situation: She seemed a bit detached, as if her mind were on other things. Throughout the novel, the story is seen through the eyes of a detached observer.
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