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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

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

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

The essence of the Way is detachment.

What 'Scream' was great at was presenting ironic detachment and then making you actually care about the people that were having it, and juxtaposing it with their situation, all in the service of making a great horror movie. It was fresh.
Joss Whedon

When I wrote 'We Were The Mulvaneys,' I was just old enough to look back upon my own family life and the lies of certain individuals close to me, with the detachment of time. I wanted to tell the truth about secrets: How much pain they give, yet how much relief, even happiness we may feel when at last the motive for secrecy has passed.
Joyce Carol Oates
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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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