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Meaning of IMPERSONAL

Pronunciation:  im'pursunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having no personal preference; "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"
  2. [adj]  not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark"
 

IMPERSONAL is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: neutral, nonpersonal, nonsubjective, objective
 
 Antonyms: personal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Im*per"son*al\, a. [L. impersonalis; pref. im- not +
    personalis personal: cf. F. impersonnel. See {Personal}.]
    Not personal; not representing a person; not having
    personality.
    
          An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. --Sir J.
                                                   Stephen.
    
    {Impersonal verb} (Gram.), a verb used with an indeterminate
       subject, commonly, in English, with the impersonal pronoun
       it; as, it rains; it snows; methinks (it seems to me).
       Many verbs which are not strictly impersonal are often
       used impersonally; as, it goes well with him.
    
    
  2. \Im*per"son*al\, n.
    That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an
    impersonal verb.
    
    
 
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