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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.
لا شَخْصِيَّه، موضوعِيَّه
kişisel olmama


[ɪmˌpɜːsəˈnælɪtɪ] Nimpersonalidad f



(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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Indeed, one of the mysteries of these poems is the way that they manage to avoid the overwhelming presence of a first-person speaker while also avoiding the coldness of impersonality.
All provided trenchant political and historical contextualization for their topics and most considered aspects of affect and impersonality.
All are handed with a detached impersonality and impartiality--a certain superior indifference to their banality.
In the early '60's, when she began to show her work, the art world was in the throes of pop art and minimalisma chilly, cerebral, and de-sexualized visual language that explored the mechanization and impersonality of the modern world.
Quigley concludes with an examination of the philosophical influences on Eliot's notion of impersonality and embrace of vagueness in his later criticism.
But the biggest negative for us, which is not something that can or should be fixed, is the sense of impersonality.
Subsequent essays examine her reading of impersonality in the work of Jonathan Edwards, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, Wallace Stevens, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as themes of nature, music, ecstasy, and consent; the question of personhood and its erosion in Herman Melville's work; the status of the fictional and form in works by Nathaniel Hawthorne; meaning and form in those by Emily Dickinson; and painted portraits in Henry James' late writings and the relations they generate, as well as impersonality in his work.
Hence, the impersonality of data is transformed into something more meaningful.