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-bedroom detached house’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘"This detached home has a beautifully presented interior with a westerly rear orientation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Between those years the cost of a four bedroom detached in Brandlesholme soared from £46, 500 to £175,000.’
      • ‘Shanahoe is an attractive village with a relatively high number of large detached houses.’
      • ‘They believe that everyone wants to live in single-family detached houses in the middle of an acre of land.’
      • ‘The house is now a three-storey detached residence accessed from Sion Road through recessed gates.’
      • ‘Outside, there is a detached garage/workshop on the 0.27 acre site.’
      • ‘There's an imposing sandstone detached residence, in an exclusive cul-de-sac, with an extensive refurbishment completed.’
      • ‘The bungalow has a detached garage and lies on a site of 0.5 acres.’
      • ‘The properties will range from two bedroom terraced houses to five bedroom detached properties, and will include 13 low cost homes.’
      • ‘No decision has yet been taken about what will replace the properties, but it is understood that detached housing is the most likely option.’
      • ‘A tarmac driveway allows for off-street parking and there is also a detached garage.’
      • ‘The four-bedroom detached residence now on the market carries a guide price of £365,000.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Halifax says that the rise reflects the fact that detached houses are increasingly the aspiration of homeowners.’
      • ‘The two unsold detached villas have asking prices of 19,350 and 19,651 yuan a square metre.’
      • ‘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.’
      standing alone, separate, unconnected, not attached
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    2. 1.2Aloof and objective.
      ‘he managed to remain detached from petty politics’
      • ‘I was amazed at how detached I was from the whole scene.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Individual scientists are not emotionally detached from their research.’
      • ‘It's all sophisticated, detached and sometimes rather eerie.’
      • ‘"For the first 24 hours I was emotionally detached from everything going on.’
      • ‘All these practices flout psychology's belief that researchers must remain detached from their research in order to preserve their objectivity.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘He'd just do his best to be as detached as possible.’
      • ‘It is therefore easier to accept a certain amount of ‘collateral damage’ if we are emotionally detached from the lives of those involved.’
      • ‘Nirvana never sounded as detached as the Pixies, or as fluid, or as fun.’
      • ‘I was a little bit - you know, detached from everything.’
      • ‘Necessarily, he was a little bit more detached.’
      • ‘As he stood there, Jim felt oddly detached.’
      • ‘I was supposed to be indifferent, nonchalant and completely detached from him.’
      • ‘If you're able to stay emotionally detached from your investments, this can be a good strategy to follow.’
      • ‘She smiled at him briefly and said hello, trying to sound as detached as possible.’
      • ‘Did you find it hard to remain emotionally detached?’
      • ‘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?’
      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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