A type of stalemate where it is in the best interest of each opposing side to NOT engage the other.
The USSR and the United States were engaged in nuclear detente throughout the cold war.
by John Adduci July 03, 2006
Alittlebitboringthrash band with great vocalist and BIG sunglasses, not Emperor sunglasses, always big sunglasses, cool band.
Fenriz of Darkthrone loves Detente because of their great vocalist and their big sunglasses.
by vislaetitia August 30, 2011