Associations to the word «Detachment»


DETACHMENT, noun. (uncountable) The action of detaching; separation.
DETACHMENT, noun. (uncountable) The state of being detached or disconnected; insulation.
DETACHMENT, noun. (uncountable) Indifference to the concerns of others; aloofness.
DETACHMENT, noun. (uncountable) Absence of bias; impartiality; objectivity.
DETACHMENT, noun. (uncountable) (military) The separation of a military unit from the main body for particular purpose or a special mission.
DETACHMENT, noun. (countable) (military) The unit so dispatched.
DETACHMENT, noun. (countable) (military) A permanent unit organized for special duties.
DETACHMENT, noun. (countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.

Dictionary definition

DETACHMENT, noun. Avoiding emotional involvement.
DETACHMENT, noun. The act of releasing from an attachment or connection.
DETACHMENT, noun. The state of being isolated or detached; "the insulation of England was preserved by the English Channel".
DETACHMENT, noun. A small unit of troops of special composition.
DETACHMENT, noun. Coming apart.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King