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1. detachment

noun. ['dɪˈtætʃmənt, diːˈtætʃmənt'] the act of releasing from an attachment or connection.

Synonyms

  • disengagement

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • détachement (French)
  • -ment (French)

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Rhymes with Detachment

  • attachment
  • catchment

How do you pronounce detachment?

Pronounce detachment as dɪˈtæʧmənt.

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Sentences with detachment


1. Noun, singular or mass
For decor, her space reflects both her joie de vivre and her detachment from the world around her.

Quotes about detachment


1. Attachment is the source of pain, but detachment is the source of joy.
- Debasish Mridha

2. detachment

noun. ['dɪˈtætʃmənt, diːˈtætʃmənt'] avoiding emotional involvement.

Synonyms

  • withdrawal

Antonyms

  • connectedness
  • joint

Etymology

  • détachement (French)
  • -ment (French)

3. detachment

noun. ['dɪˈtætʃmənt, diːˈtætʃmənt'] a small unit of troops of special composition.

Synonyms

  • rearguard
  • army unit
  • flanker
  • picket
  • press gang
  • provost guard
  • bodyguard

Antonyms

  • association
  • integration
  • keep
  • respect

Etymology

  • détachement (French)
  • -ment (French)

4. detachment

noun. ['dɪˈtætʃmənt, diːˈtætʃmənt'] the state of being isolated or detached.

Synonyms

  • insularism
  • insulation
  • isolation

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • détachement (French)
  • -ment (French)

5. detachment

noun. ['dɪˈtætʃmənt, diːˈtætʃmənt'] coming apart.

Synonyms

  • alteration
  • separation
  • rupture
  • breakup
  • severance
  • breach
  • change
  • modification
  • break
  • rift

Antonyms

  • deceleration
  • death
  • tightening
  • loosening

Etymology

  • détachement (French)
  • -ment (French)
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