Detached (adj.)

Definition: Detached refers to an object standing alone.  It can also refer to something exhibiting an aloof objectivity, usually free from prejudice or self- interest.  While detached can be used to refer to a physical separation, the term commonly is used to describe an emotional state.


“I should be scared, I thought with an odd detached feeling, but I'm not... Suddenly, in the red glow and the haze, I remembered wondering what it was like in a burning ember, and I thought: Now I know, it's a red hell. Why aren't I scared?” (S. E. Hinton, 79)


Detachment by AnnMarie Valea