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 for detached
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detached \De*tached"\, a.
     Separate; unconnected, or imperfectly connected; as, detached
     parcels. "Extensive and detached empire." --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Detached escapement. See Escapement.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detach \De*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detached; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Detaching.] [F. d['e]tacher (cf. It. distaccare,
     staccare); pref. d['e] (L. dis) + the root found also in E.
     attach. See Attach, and cf. Staccato.]
     1. To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the
        opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous
        root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or
        from a party.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To separate for a special object or use; -- used
        especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from
        a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
  
     Syn: To separate; disunite; disengage; sever; disjoin;
          withdraw; draw off. See Detail.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  detached
      adj 1: showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage
             pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she
             may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not
             hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander" [syn:
             degage, detached, uninvolved]
      2: being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt
         detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated
         figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself
         as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart
         feeling" [syn: detached, isolated, separated, set-
         apart]
      3: no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one
         side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the
         separated spacecraft will return to their home bases" [syn:
         detached, separated]
      4: used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached
         houses"; "a detached garage" [ant: attached]
      5: lacking affection or warm feeling; "an uncaring person" [syn:
         detached, unaffectionate, uncaring]
      6: not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him";
         "he pulled his arm free and ran" [syn: detached, free]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  230 Moby Thesaurus words for "detached":
     Laodicean, Olympian, abstract, afoot and lighthearted, alien,
     alienated, alone, aloof, apart, apathetic, at large, at liberty,
     backward, bashful, benumbed, blah, blank, blase, bored, broken,
     candid, careless, casual, chilled, chilly, clear, cold, colorless,
     comatose, companionless, constrained, cool, cut off, desensitized,
     disarticulated, disconnected, discontinuous, discreet, discrete,
     disengaged, disinterested, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed,
     disjunct, dislocated, dispassionate, dispersed, disrelated,
     dissociated, distant, disunited, divided, divorced, dull,
     easygoing, emancipated, equitable, estranged, evenhanded,
     exclusive, exotic, expressionless, extraneous, fair, footloose,
     footloose and fancy-free, forbidding, foreign, free, free and easy,
     free as air, freeborn, freed, friendless, frigid, frosty, gapped,
     go-as-you-please, guarded, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless,
     homeless, hopeless, icy, impartial, impassive, impersonal,
     in a backwater, in a stupor, in the clear, inaccessible,
     incoherent, incommensurable, incomparable, inconsistent, incurious,
     independent, indifferent, insouciant, insular, introverted,
     irrelative, isolate, isolated, just, kithless, languid, lethargic,
     liberated, listless, lofty, lone, lonely, lonesome, loose,
     mindless, modest, neutral, nonadherent, nonadhesive, nonchalant,
     noncoherent, noncohesive, numb, numbed, objective, offish,
     on the loose, open, other, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world,
     outlandish, passive, phlegmatic, pluckless, poker-faced,
     quarantined, regardless, released, remote, removed, repressed,
     reserved, resigned, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring,
     rootless, scattered, scot-free, secluded, seclusive, segregate,
     segregated, selfless, separate, separated, sequestered, shrinking,
     shut off, single-handed, slack, sluggish, solitary, solo,
     soporific, spiritless, spunkless, standoff, standoffish, stoic,
     stolid, strange, stupefied, subdued, supine, suppressed, tenuous,
     torpid, unabetted, unaccompanied, unadhesive, unaffable,
     unaffiliated, unaided, unallied, unapproachable, unassisted,
     unassociated, unattached, unattended, unbiased, uncaring,
     uncoherent, uncohesive, uncommitted, unconcerned, uncongenial,
     unconnected, undazzled, undemonstrative, unemotional, unengaged,
     unescorted, unexpansive, unfastened, unfrequented, ungenial,
     uninfluenced, uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unjaundiced,
     unjoined, unmindful, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unrelatable,
     unrelated, unseconded, unselfish, unsupported, unswayed,
     untenacious, unvisited, withdrawn
  
  

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