Definition of detached in English:



  • 1Separate or disconnected, in particular.

    unfastened, disconnected, disengaged, parted, separated, separate, uncoupled, removed, loosed, loosened, untied, unhitched, undone, unhooked, unbuttoned, unzipped, free, severed, cut off, hacked off, torn off, broken off
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    1. 1.1(of a house or other building) not joined to another on either side.
      ‘a four-bedroomed detached house’
      • ‘Between those years the cost of a four bedroom detached in Brandlesholme soared from £46, 500 to £175,000.’
      • ‘For sale by private treaty is a private development of just four three bedroom detached houses finished to the highest standard in the picturesque village of Ardattin in South Carlow.’
      • ‘A tarmac driveway allows for off-street parking and there is also a detached garage.’
      • ‘Copmanthorpe Parish Council has voiced strong objections to plans to demolish the former health centre on Horseman Lane, and build three detached town houses on the land.’
      • ‘The four-bedroom detached residence now on the market carries a guide price of £365,000.’
      • ‘"This detached home has a beautifully presented interior with a westerly rear orientation.’
      • ‘The bungalow has a detached garage and lies on a site of 0.5 acres.’
      • ‘Shanahoe is an attractive village with a relatively high number of large detached houses.’
      • ‘Outside, there is a detached garage/workshop on the 0.27 acre site.’
      • ‘They believe that everyone wants to live in single-family detached houses in the middle of an acre of land.’
      • ‘Halifax says that the rise reflects the fact that detached houses are increasingly the aspiration of homeowners.’
      • ‘No decision has yet been taken about what will replace the properties, but it is understood that detached housing is the most likely option.’
      • ‘The house is now a three-storey detached residence accessed from Sion Road through recessed gates.’
      • ‘The Robin Hood Hotel, in Kingston Vale, was closed in August and developer Bewley Homes wants to demolish it and build six detached and two semi-detached houses.’
      • ‘This four bedroom detached bungalow is located in a mature and highly regarded residential area of the town.’
      • ‘The four bed detached residence was restored in a way which does not detract from the history of the place.’
      • ‘The properties will range from two bedroom terraced houses to five bedroom detached properties, and will include 13 low cost homes.’
      • ‘There's an imposing sandstone detached residence, in an exclusive cul-de-sac, with an extensive refurbishment completed.’
      • ‘The two unsold detached villas have asking prices of 19,350 and 19,651 yuan a square metre.’
      standing alone, separate, unconnected, not attached
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    2. 1.2(of a social worker or social work) operating or based in the community rather than in an office.
      ‘detached youth workers’
      • ‘She contacted a local detached drug worker in the area who introduced her to some local users and accompanied her on her first few research visits.’
      • ‘Our detached youth workers carry ID cards which you should always ask to see.’
  • 2Aloof and objective.

    ‘he is a detached observer of his own actions’
    • ‘It is therefore easier to accept a certain amount of ‘collateral damage’ if we are emotionally detached from the lives of those involved.’
    • ‘But doesn't the combination of an Oxford academic workload and a Blue Boat training regime leave him socially detached from anyone outside the tiny rowing bubble?’
    • ‘At the film's opening, Sullivan seems entirely detached from his son and the tenderness that he instantly develops once disaster strikes seems to come from thin blue air.’
    • ‘She smiled at him briefly and said hello, trying to sound as detached as possible.’
    • ‘Nirvana never sounded as detached as the Pixies, or as fluid, or as fun.’
    • ‘Necessarily, he was a little bit more detached.’
    • ‘Individual scientists are not emotionally detached from their research.’
    • ‘I was amazed at how detached I was from the whole scene.’
    • ‘I was a little bit - you know, detached from everything.’
    • ‘If you're able to stay emotionally detached from your investments, this can be a good strategy to follow.’
    • ‘He tried to concentrate on the opening words of all parties involved, but the sounds seemed to come from a distance and he felt as though he were somewhat detached from it all.’
    • ‘My findings turned out to be less positive than I expected, and it's an indicator of how much more detached I feel from my job these days than I used to that this doesn't bother me unduly.’
    • ‘I was supposed to be indifferent, nonchalant and completely detached from him.’
    • ‘It's all sophisticated, detached and sometimes rather eerie.’
    • ‘"For the first 24 hours I was emotionally detached from everything going on.’
    • ‘As he stood there, Jim felt oddly detached.’
    • ‘Although I FEEL rather detached in most aspect in my life right now, my mind has been frantically active and many thoughts are racing inside my brain.’
    • ‘All these practices flout psychology's belief that researchers must remain detached from their research in order to preserve their objectivity.’
    • ‘He'd just do his best to be as detached as possible.’
    • ‘Did you find it hard to remain emotionally detached?’
    dispassionate, disinterested, indifferent, objective, uninvolved, aloof, outside, remote, distant, impersonal, open-minded, neutral, unbiased, unprejudiced, impartial, non-partisan, with no axe to grind, fair, fair-minded, just, equitable, even-handed, unselfish
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