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im·per·son·al

 (ĭm-pûr′sə-nəl)
adj.
1. Lacking personality; not being a person: an impersonal force.
2.
a. Showing no emotion or personality: an aloof, impersonal manner.
b. Having no personal reference or connection: an impersonal remark.
c. Not responsive to or expressive of human personalities: a large, impersonal corporation.
3. Grammar
a. Of, relating to, or being a verb that expresses the action of an unspecified subject, as in methinks, "it seems to me"; Latin pluit, "it rains"; or, with an expletive subject, it snowed.
b. Indefinite. Used of pronouns.

im·per′son·al′i·ty (-sə-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
im·per′son·al·ly adv.

impersonal

(ɪmˈpɜːsənəl)
adj
1. without reference to any individual person; objective: an impersonal assessment.
2. devoid of human warmth or sympathy; cold: an impersonal manner.
3. not having human characteristics: an impersonal God.
4. (Grammar) grammar (of a verb) having no logical subject. Usually in English the pronoun it is used in such cases as a grammatical subject, as for example in It is raining
5. (Grammar) grammar (of a pronoun) not denoting a person
imˌpersonˈality n
imˈpersonally adv

im•per•son•al

(ɪmˈpɜr sə nl)

adj.
1. lacking reference to a particular person: an impersonal remark.
2. devoid of human character or traits.
3. lacking human emotion or warmth.
4.
a. (of a verb) having only third person singular forms and used without an expressed subject, as Latin pluit “it is raining,” or accompanied by an empty subject word, as the verb rain in It is raining.
b. (of a pronoun) indefinite, as French on “one.”
[1510–20; < Late Latin]
im•per′son•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impersonal - not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"
personal - concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
2.impersonal - having no personal preference; "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"
nonsubjective, objective - undistorted by emotion or personal bias; based on observable phenomena; "an objective appraisal"; "objective evidence"

impersonal

adjective
1. inhuman, cold, remote, bureaucratic a large impersonal orphanage
2. detached, neutral, dispassionate, cold, formal, aloof, businesslike We must be as impersonal as a surgeon with a knife.
detached personal, warm, friendly, intimate, outgoing

impersonal

adjective
Feeling or showing no strong emotional involvement:
Translations
غَيْر شَخْصي ، موضوعيلا شَخْصيمَوْضُوعِي
neosobní
upersonlig
persoonaton
bezličan
személytelen
ópersónulegur
個人にかかわらない
비개인적인
beasmenisobjektyvus
bezkaislīgsbezpersonas-bezpersonisks
neosobný
opersonlig
ไม่ให้ความสำคัญ
kişiliksizkişisi belirsizkişisizyansız
lạnh lùng

impersonal

[ɪmˈpɜːsnl] ADJimpersonal

impersonal

[ɪmˈpɜːrsənəl] adjimpersonnel(le)

impersonal

adjunpersönlich (also Gram)

impersonal

[ɪmˈpɜːsnl] adj
a. (manner, treatment) → impersonale, distaccato/a
b. (Gram) → impersonale

impersonal

(imˈpəːsənl) adjective
1. not showing, or being affected by, personal feelings. His manner was formal and impersonal.
2. (of a verb) having a subject which does not refer to a person, thing etc. In the sentence `It snowed last night', `snowed' is an example of an impersonal verb.
imˈpersonally adverb
imˌpersoˈnality (-ˈna-) noun

impersonal

مَوْضُوعِي neosobní upersonlig unpersönlich απρόσωπος impersonal persoonaton impersonnel bezličan impersonale 個人にかかわらない 비개인적인 onpersoonlijk upersonlig bezosobowy impessoal безличный opersonlig ไม่ให้ความสำคัญ yansız lạnh lùng 没人情味的

impersonal

a. impersonal.
References in classic literature ?
Al- though for years she had hated her husband, her hatred had always before been a quite impersonal thing.
I could never lose myself for long among impersonal things.
almost impersonal and certainly quite unpunishable.
For nothing was this man more remarkable, than for a certain impersonal stolidity as it were; impersonal, I say; for it so shaded off into the surrounding infinite of things, that it seemed one with the general stolidity discernible in the whole visible world; which while pauselessly active in uncounted modes, still eternally holds its peace, and ignores you, though you dig foundations for cathedrals.
They had done nothing to deserve it; and it was adding insult to injury, as the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.
The subtle and varied pains springing from the higher sensibility that accompanies higher culture, are perhaps less pitiable than that dreary absence of impersonal enjoyment and consolation which leaves ruder minds to the perpetual urgent companionship of their own griefs and discontents.
If the youth thought of his past and of those who longed for him in the distant metropolis it was in a detached and impersonal sort of way as though that other life belonged to another creature than himself.
I had half a mind to drown myself then; but an odd wish to see the whole adventure out, a queer, impersonal, spectacular interest in myself, restrained me.
With a queer feeling of impersonal interest I turned my desk chair to the window, sat down, and stared at the blackened country, and particularly at the three gigantic black things that were going to and fro in the glare about the sand pits.
The noblest nature sees the most of this impersonal expression in beauty (it is needless to say that there are gentlemen with whiskers dyed and undyed who see none of it whatever), and for this reason, the noblest nature is often the most blinded to the character of the one woman's soul that the beauty clothes.
At last, as in its full force the thought came over him that this confused, impersonal wail was all that either he or the world she had deserted should ever hear of the voice he had found so sweet, he felt that he could bear it no longer.
And there was that on Mahbub Ali which he did not wish to keep an hour longer than was necessary - a wad of closely folded tissue- paper, wrapped in oilskin - an impersonal, unaddressed statement, with five microscopic pin-holes in one corner, that most scandalously betrayed the five confederated Kings, the sympathetic Northern Power, a Hindu banker in Peshawur, a firm of gun-makers in Belgium, and an important, semi-independent Mohammedan ruler to the south.