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
    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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    attached, committed
    associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
    bespoken, betrothed
    pledged to be married
    future; betrothed
    emotionally involved
    feeling or showing love and affection
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  3. adjective
    (of animals) able to swim about; not attached
    synonyms: free-swimming
    having freedom to move about
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