unattached

Unattached things are not connected or fastened. People can also be unattached, which usually means they don't have a long-term sweetheart.

If you pull apart two pieces of Velcro, they're unattached. If your tent comes unattached, or disconnected, from its pole, it may collapse. If you're a freelance reporter, you work unattached to a particular paper or magazine. When we say a person is unattached we mean they are not in a committed relationship. In the animal world, unattached means "free to swim around."

Definitions of unattached
  1. adjective
    not fastened together
    Synonyms:
    unconnected
    not joined or linked together
  2. adjective
    not associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
    synonyms: uncommitted
    unengaged, unpledged, unpromised
    not promised in marriage
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    Antonyms:
    attached, committed
    associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
    bespoken, betrothed
    pledged to be married
    intended
    future; betrothed
    involved
    emotionally involved
    loving
    feeling or showing love and affection
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  3. adjective
    (of animals) able to swim about; not attached
    synonyms: free-swimming
    vagile
    having freedom to move about
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