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Etymology

From French impersonnel < Latin impersonalis < Latin im- (not) + personalis (personal)

Adjective

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Positive
impersonal

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  1. not personal; not representing a person; not having personality
    An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. –Sir J. Stephen.
  2. Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.
    She sounded impersonal as she gave her report of the Nazi death camps.
  3. (grammar, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) not having a subject, or having a third person pronoun without an antecedent
    The verb “rain” is impersonal in sentences like “It’s raining.”

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