detached from reality

detached from reality

Psychologically, emotionally, or intellectually separated from the outside world or from realistic, logical thought. When my mental illness was at its worst, I became completely detached from reality. The council's plan to build an interstate through the middle of town is just nonsense, it's completely detached from reality!
See also: detached, reality
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LIVE In a world where millionaire footballers become ever more detached from reality, he always remained grounded and part of the local community.
His decision to recognise Jerusalem - including illegally occupied Palestinian land - as Israel's capital was not just reckless, it was a decision detached from reality.
Whoever took the decision to do this appears detached from reality.
WE have got a Government so detached from reality they have no idea what's going on.
This is a symptom of psychosis since they are detached from reality,' he said.
All too often today, the European elites seem to be detached from reality.
His blatant name dropping was supposed to impress us plebs, but all it did was remind the rest of us how detached from reality these feckless and arrogant doylems have become.
The Tories are so detached from reality and public thinking it is astounding.
Keystone Kops leaps to mind, but this wouldn't be fair to the hard-working beat bobby who puts his life on the line, and has to rely on equipment totally inadequate for the job, bought by bosses who seem totally detached from reality.
The SWS figures show that this Administration is congenitally and socially blind, detached from reality and lacks the urgency to provide something substantial to alleviate poverty.
Bashar Assad is the latest example of such behavior, as the Syrian president is increasingly detached from reality.
According to Zaev, the conversations revealed how the selection of MRT's foreign correspondents and journalists was made and why the news programs of the national MRTV public broadcasting service appeared as though detached from reality.
Opposition groups that try to undermine the progress made by Bahrain are simply detached from reality, interested only in promoting their hidden agenda which has nothing to do with Bahrain's public opinion and discourse.
It's very easy for that kind of work to get quite abstract and detached from reality, so I'm always looking for ways to make things more concrete - to relate things back to the real place.
The editors see the central challenge of the study of lucid dreaming as prevention of the effect of a mere hall of mirrors, in which the authors' interests, biases, and analysis becomes self-reflective and detached from reality.