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im·per·son·al  audio  (m-pûrs-nl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Lacking personality; not being a person: an impersonal force.
    1. Showing no emotion or personality: an aloof, impersonal manner.
    2. Having no personal reference or connection: an impersonal remark.
    3. Not responsive to or expressive of human personalities: a large, impersonal corporation.
  2. Grammar
    1. 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.
    2. Indefinite. Used of pronouns.


OTHER FORMS:
im·person·ali·ty  (-s-nl-t) KEY (Noun), im·person·al·ly(Adverb)


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