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1. Lacking personality; not being a person: an impersonal force.
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.
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(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
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He was a great little creature, and through his intense personality he achieved a sort of impersonality, so that you loved the man, who was forever talking-of himself, for his modesty and reticence.
His eyes, expressive now of the usual masculine impersonality and authority, might reveal more subtle emotions under favorable circumstances, for they were large, and of a clear, brown color; they seemed unexpectedly to hesitate and speculate; but Katharine only looked at him to wonder whether his face would not have come nearer the standard of her dead heroes if it had been adorned with side-whiskers.
He liked the impersonality which it produced in her.
He could not help feeling that there were unreasoning and unreasonable activities going on in Alexander all the while; that even after dinner, when most men achieve a decent impersonality, Bartley had merely closed the door of the engine-room and come up for an airing.
Of course, if you don't feel like driving back and facing the infamous Balintawak traffic, Sau recommends Grand Canyon Leisure Farms (San Vicente Road, Clark Special Economic Zone), an eco-oriented resort that might be more interesting than the charmless impersonality of a hotel chain.
He also contends that the journey through colonial modernity and its aftermath has not been from personality to impersonality as many have claimed, but from the natural personal to the juridical/group/collective personality of organizations.
At one time it might have seemed willfully contrarian to maintain that the poet famous for touting an "impersonal theory of poetry" had ultimately affirmed the personal, but recent readings of Eliot's impersonality doctrine have tended to emphasize the dialectical nature of his theory.
Respondents cite discomfort, impersonality, unlikelihood of success and lack of speedy response as barriers.
One key element of Kozel's book is its identification of "impersonality" as a central good served by precedent.
The relevance of forgery and borrowing to literary creativity also points forward from Chatterton and Wilde to modernism, especially with regard to impersonality, masking, and paradoxical, recursive elements, all of which come up significantly in Oscar Wilde's Chatterton.
artists produced compositions with a 'machined' quality--incorporating smooth surfaces and geometric forms--which conveyed the beauty, coldness, and impersonality of this mechanized world." These artists' style took on the term "Precisionism."
His Conceptual efforts toward a formal neutrality or impersonality are steeped in the total noise of popular culture; his choices are driven by an equal commitment to concept and material, with an allegiance to the generic.