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Definitions for impersonal
ɪmˈpɜr sə nlim·per·son·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impersonaladjective

    not relating to or responsive to individual persons

    "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"

  2. impersonal, neutraladjective

    having no personal preference

    "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"

Wiktionary

  1. impersonaladjective

    not personal; not representing a person; not having personality

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

    Etymology: From French impersonnel, from Latin impersonalis, from Latin im- + personalis

  2. impersonaladjective

    Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.

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

    Etymology: From French impersonnel, from Latin impersonalis, from Latin im- + personalis

  3. impersonaladjective

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

    The verb u201Crainu201D is impersonal in sentences like u201CIt's raining.u201D

    Etymology: From French impersonnel, from Latin impersonalis, from Latin im- + personalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impersonaladjective

    not personal; not representing a person; not having personality

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

  2. Impersonalnoun

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

    Etymology: [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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of impersonal in a Sentence

  1. Hubert H. Humphrey:

    The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.

  2. Alfred Jarry:

    The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What omniscience has music! So absolutely impersonal, yet every sufferer feels his secret sorrow soothed.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To transform a grimace into a sound sounds impossible, yet it is possible to transform a vision into music, to go outside an enslaved personality, to become impersonal by transforming into sand, into water, into light.

  5. J. Bronowski:

    Who has not hopedTo outrage an enemy's dignityWho has not been sweptBy the wish to hurtAnd who has not thought that the impersonal worldDeserves no better than to be destroyedBy one fabulous sign of his displeasure

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