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impersonal

im·per·son·al

impersonal

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhr s nl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without reference or connection to any person.
A hurricane is an impersonal force of nature.
similar words:
inanimate, mechanical, soulless
definition 2: marked by lack of reflection or acknowledgement of someone's individuality or of a personal relationship to oneself.
The dormitory rooms all look quite impersonal.A printed invitation from my own sister seems so impersonal.
antonyms:
personal
definition 3: without human qualities or expression of human emotion, esp. responsiveness to others.
an impersonal stare
synonyms:
impassive, inhuman
antonyms:
caring, compassionate, emotional, human
similar words:
aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent, remote
definition 4: in grammar, of or denoting a verb form or construction in which no explicit subject is present, as in "It is raining".
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part of speech: noun
definition: an impersonal verb, construction, or the like.
derivations: impersonally (adv.), impersonality (n.)
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