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Synonyms for detachment
dɪˈtætʃ məntde·tach·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. withdrawal, detachmentnoun

    avoiding emotional involvement

    separation, insularity, drug withdrawal, onanism, insulation, backdown, climb-down, insularism, coitus interruptus, disengagement, withdrawal method, withdrawal, pulling out, secession, breakup

  2. detachment, disengagementnoun

    the act of releasing from an attachment or connection

    separation, fallback, pullout, insulation, insularism, disengagement, withdrawal, insularity, breakup

  3. insulation, insularity, insularism, detachmentnoun

    the state of being isolated or detached

    "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel"

    separation, insulation, insulating material, disengagement, insularism, insulant, withdrawal, insularity, breakup

  4. detachmentnoun

    a small unit of troops of special composition

    breakup, insularism, disengagement, insulation, insularity, withdrawal, separation

  5. separation, breakup, detachmentnoun

    coming apart

    legal separation, insulation, separation, dissolution, disengagement, insularism, breakup, withdrawal, insularity, interval

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detachmentnoun

    disconnection, separation, disunion, isolation, segregation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "detachment":

    secondment, posting, détachement, detachments, seconded, outposting, det

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How to use detachment in a sentence?

  1. Kane Ray:

    In the A320 family, accidents and incidents range from fan-cowl detachment, landing gear collapse, bird strikes right through to hull-losses through pilot error, most aircraft have teething problems and in most cases these are eradicated. Very rarely, these issues cause disasters -- largely because of a culmination of factors that lead to the event.

  2. Edward Ramotowski:

    All applicable security checks were done for that individual, Ms. Malik, that includes an immigrant visa interview, it includes facial recognition screening, it includes interagency counterterrorism screening, it included a review by the visa security unit of immigration and customs enforcement, which as a detachment in Islamabad in our embassy there and it included the full biometric fingerprint checks and in all cases, the results of those checks were clear. There were no indications of any ill intent by that individual at the time the visa was issued.

  3. Claude Roy:

    Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same you forget yourself.

  4. James Cason:

    We had a cipher code clerk go to a bar and be approached by a good looking person, when the wife of the (head of Marine detachment) went on vacation, two blondes knocked on the door and asked if he wanted company.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.

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Translations for detachment

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  • отделяне, отчужденост, безпристрастност, откъсване, отряд, четаBulgarian
  • taĉmentoEsperanto
  • välinpitämättömyys, puolueettomuus, irrallisuus, erillisosastoFinnish
  • leválásHungarian
  • detasemenIndonesian
  • distacco, oggettività, imparzialità, distaccamentoItalian
  • detachement, onpartijdigheid, detachering, gereserveerdheid, afstandelijkheid, scheiding, losrakingDutch
  • despărțire, separare, detașament, imparțialitate, detașare, obiectivitate, indiferență, desprindereRomanian
  • отряд, отделе́ниеRussian
  • безсторонність, загін, безстрасність, відчуженість, відділення, відчуження, відокремлення, роз'єднання, відірваністьUkrainian
  • 支队Chinese

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