Definition of 'detachment'
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Shortly afterwards the fire brigade arrived, and a detachment of special constables. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Emotional detachment proved the most difficult part. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But a kind of ironic detachment was always evident too. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It does not suggest the right degree of detachment from such people. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Emotional detachment and apathy helped him through a difficult family life but sabotage his chances as an adult. Christianity Today (2000)He has not yet promoted a horse to the post of consul but his detachment from reality is growing daily. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She shared his charm, his emotional detachment and his determination. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The troops moved off, leaving a small detachment to guard the rear. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Instead, the sensation was one of odd detachment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A poetically intense awareness of life was coupled with a cool detachment from his characters. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A detachment of armed police had also arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2013)From a doorway on the edge of the picture plane, the diminutive artist looks on the scene with ironic detachment. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)By the end of my stint I felt that its detachment from grassroots reality had eroded its credibility. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A detachment of British police carrying a Union flag also paid their respects. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'detachment'
British English: detachment NOUN
Detachment is the feeling that you have of not being personally involved in something or of having no emotional interest in it.
...a doctor's professional detachment.
Definition of detachment from the Collins English Dictionary
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