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English definition of “impersonal”

impersonal

adjective     /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 such impersonal places - rows of identical beds in dull grey rooms .Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour 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 .
(Definition of impersonal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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