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Definition of Detachment


  1. The act of detaching or separating, or the state of being detached.
  2. That which is detached; especially, a body of troops or part of a fleet sent from the main body on special service.
  3. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.

Detachment Quotations

To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment.
Sam Snead

The essence of the Way is detachment.

The peculiarities of my childhood, of constantly moving through so many different cultures, of always being the outsider, may have made me extraordinarily self-sufficient, but it had also bred a certain detachment, a sense that the world was a place to explore rather than truly inhabit. This manifested as a kind of shyness, even timidity.
Scott Anderson

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
James Dickey

In our Western culture, although death has come out of the closet, it is still not openly experienced or discussed. Allowing dying to be so intensely present enriches both the preciousness of each moment and our detachment from it.
Ram Dass
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Detachment Translations

detachment in Dutch is detachement, team, afdeling
detachment in German is Abteilung {f}
detachment in Italian is compartimento
detachment in Portuguese is destacamento
detachment in Swedish is avskiljande, avskildhet
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