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impersonal

adjective uk   /ɪmˈpɜː.sən.əl/ us    /-ˈpɝː-/ disapproving
C1 without human warmth; not friendly and without features that make people feel interested or involved: She has a very cold and impersonal manner. Hospitals always seem so impersonal - rows of identical beds in dull grey rooms. not referring to people or a particular person by name: He always tried to keep the discussions impersonal so that no one would be offended. specialized language An impersonal verb or sentence has the subject "it" and does not refer to a particular person or thing, as in the sentence It's cold outside. not existing as a person: Some religions favour the idea of an impersonal god.
Translations of “impersonal”
in Spanish impersonal…
in French impersonnel…
in German unpersönlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沒有人情味的, 冷淡的…
in Russian безразличный, равнодушный…
in Turkish soğuk, sevimsiz, kişiliksiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 没有人情味的, 冷淡的…
in Polish bezosobowy…
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