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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

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

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
Meister Eckhart

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

There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too.
Simone Weil

All tastes have the quality of being in some way artificial and invented. The secret of life is to have enough detachment from your tastes and your values to see that they are a little bit absurd.
Adam Gopnik
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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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