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Definition of Impersonal


  1. Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.
  2. That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb.

Impersonal Quotations

Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.
Andrew Weil

God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God.
Stephen Hawking

I can't speak for readers in general, but personally I like to read stories behind which there is some truth, something real and above all, something emotional. I don't like to read essays on literature; I don't like to read critical or rational or impersonal or cold disquisitions on subjects.
Laura Esquivel

Personally, I feel that in my own work I wanted to look programmed or impersonal but I don't really believe I am being impersonal when I do it. And I don't think you could do this.
Roy Lichtenstein

By the '50s and '60s, war movies had become big and impersonal. They almost never bothered to characterize the Japanese enemy as particularly evil; in fact, they never bothered to characterize him at all.
Stephen Hunter
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Impersonal Translations

impersonal in Norwegian is upersonlig, upersonlig
impersonal in Spanish is impersonal
impersonal in Swedish is opersonlig
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