One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a detached collar’
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
2‘she remained a detached observer of these events’
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
3‘a detached house’
standing alone, separate, unconnected, not attached
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