What does impersonal mean?

Definitions for impersonalɪmˈpɜr sə nl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impersonal(adj)

    not relating to or responsive to individual persons

    "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"

  2. impersonal, neutral(adj)

    having no personal preference

    "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"


  1. impersonal(Adjective)

    not personal; not representing a person; not having personality

    An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. uE00028044uE001Sir J. Stephen.

  2. impersonal(Adjective)

    Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.

    She sounded impersonal as she gave her report of the Nazi death camps.

  3. impersonal(Adjective)

    not having a subject, or having a third person pronoun without an antecedent

    The verb u201Crainu201D is impersonal in sentences like u201CItu2019s raining.u201D

  4. Origin: From French impersonnel, from Latin impersonalis, from Latin im- + personalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impersonal(adj)

    not personal; not representing a person; not having personality

  2. Impersonal(noun)

    that which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb

  3. Origin: [L. impersonalis; pref. im- not + personalis personal: cf. F. impersonnel. See Personal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impersonal

    im-pėr′sun-al, adj. not having personality: (gram.) not varied according to the persons.—n. Impersonal′ity.—adv. Imper′sonally.—v.t. Imper′sonāte, to invest with personality or the bodily substance of a person: to ascribe the qualities of a person to: to personify: to assume the person or character of, esp. on the stage.—adj. personified.—ns. Impersonā′tion; Imper′sonātor.

Anagrams for impersonal »

  1. mailperson, prolamines

  2. Mailperson

  3. Prolamines


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impersonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impersonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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