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Antonyms for attachment
əˈtætʃ məntat·tach·ment

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term attachment.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attachment

    An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.

    Antonyms:
    alienation, animosity, antipathy, aversion, coolness, dislike, distance, divorce, enmity, estrangement, indifference, opposition, repugnance, separation, severance

    Synonyms:
    adherence, adhesion, affection, devotion, esteem, esteem, estimation, friendship, inclination, love, regard, tenderness, union

    Preposition:
    Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attachment, fond regardnoun

    a feeling of affection for a person or an institution

    Synonyms:
    adherence, bond, affixation, fastening, adhesion, fond regard

  2. attachmentnoun

    a supplementary part or accessory

    Synonyms:
    adherence, bond, affixation, fastening, adhesion, fond regard

  3. attachmentnoun

    a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding

    Synonyms:
    adherence, bond, affixation, fastening, adhesion, fond regard

  4. attachment, bondnoun

    a connection that fastens things together

    Synonyms:
    bail bond, bond certificate, adhesiveness, affixation, fastening, adherence, shackle, hamper, alliance, fond regard, bond paper, adhesion, bail, chemical bond, trammel, bond

  5. attachment, adherence, adhesionnoun

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

    Synonyms:
    affixation, adherence, bond, fastening, adhesiveness, adhesion, fond regard

  6. attachment, affixationnoun

    the act of attaching or affixing something

    Synonyms:
    adherence, bond, affixation, fastening, adhesion, fond regard

  7. fastening, attachmentnoun

    the act of fastening things together

    Synonyms:
    affixation, fastener, adherence, fixing, bond, fastening, holdfast, adhesion, fond regard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attachmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    devotedness, devotion, adherence, adjunct appendage, appurtenance, seizure, distress

How to use attachment in a sentence?

  1. C. C. Colton:

    The reason why great men meet with so little pity or attachment in adversity, would seem to be this: the friends of a great man were made by his fortune, his enemies by himself, and revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude.

  2. James Lin:

    Any kind of bidet, whether it’s a $30 attachment or a high-end toilet, is going to reduce your toilet paper use by at least 75 percent. Instead of wiping five times, you only need to wipe yourself once to dry yourself off.

  3. George Washington:

    A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.

  4. Thomas Merton:

    Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.

  5. Gene Sullivan:

    Hey, this is not a toaster. This is not a blender. This is a living, breathing animal that these parties, especially my client, grew an attachment to.

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