Synonyms for detachment:
cavalry, general staff, Equitableness, divorcement, justness, squadron, garrison, nonpartisanship, guard, contingent, disjuncture, guard of honour, uncoupling, paratroops, task force, fair-mindedness, advance guard, expeditionary force, special operations, Disseverment, scouting party, militia, rearguard, firing squad, honor guard, vanguard, Impartialness, legionary, Disseverance.
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Sense 7 (noun)
lack of interest.
brigade, assemblage, clique, litter, outfit, squad, company, hive, army, phalanx, fellowship, division, crew, colony, complement, junta, drove, coalition, fleet, nest, faction, band, cadre, posse, retinue, society, tribe, ring, platoon, cabal, circle, flock, assembly, mob, caucus, set, school, group, gang, regiment, battalion, troop, host, troupe, body, cell, force, covey, clan, bunch, fraternity, collection, union, coterie, herd, wing, string, detail, club, party, sect, bevy, staff, aggregation, team, pack, league, crowd.
break, divorce, disengagement, cleavage, slice, disunity, partition, disassociation, fissure, incision, bisection, cut, Disarticulation, disconnection, rent, split, disassembly, disintegration, part, dissection, amputation.
befuddlement, negligence, indifference, absent-mindedness, obliviousness, carelessness, disregardfulness, disinterestedness, oversight, preoccupation, unconcern, dreaminess, lack of interest, inattention, apathy, aloofness, heedlessness, disregard, unconsciousness, lapse, forgetfulness, thoughtlessness, Inobservance, absence, Incuriosity, inadvertence, distraction.
coolness, passionlessness, toughness, insensitiveness, numbness, insensitivity, heartlessness, passivity, emotionlessness, bluntness, callousness, hardness, dispassion, Stoniness, Objectiveness, cold-bloodedness, hardheartedness, ruthlessness, nonchalance.
military troop (noun)
misanthropy, ostracism, aloneness, isolation, ejection, expatriation, banishment, loneliness, eradication, excommunication, Reclusion, deportation, standoffishness, disbarment, xenophobia, solitude, captivity, exclusion, extradition, anonymity, confinement, removal, extirpation, rejection, apartheid, seclusion, exile, elimination.
Usage examples for detachment:
- In January he sent a detachment to Marshfield, to occupy the village so that the loyal residents might drink their tea in peace. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
- Who commanded this detachment? - "School History of North Carolina", John W. Moore.
- Calmly, and with utter detachment, he measured her slender waist, her soft little hands; noting the fresh, sweet lips, the clear, prettily shaped eyes, the delicate throat, the perfect little Greek head with its thick, golden hair. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.