• (GA) IPA: /ɪmˈpɝsənəl/


  1. Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.
    An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. –Sir J. Stephen.
  2. Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.
    She sounded impersonal as she gave her report of the Nazi death camps.
  3. (grammar, of a verb or other word) Not having a subject, or having a third person pronoun without an antecedent.
    The verb “rain” is impersonal in sentences like “It’s raining.”
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impersonal (plural impersonals)

  1. (grammar) An impersonal word or construct.

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