Definition of 'impersonal'
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The cards were really quick but did feel a little impersonal and are an expensive option. The Sun (2011)Religious ceremony feels impersonal to me but somehow here this ritual is necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is not an impersonal force. Christianity Today (2000)It can feel artificial and impersonal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)History is shaped by vast, impersonal forces. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Car workers in Detroit are the victims of impersonal economic forces that are depressing global demand. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Managers used to free-flowing kinds of interviews are likely to view structured interviews as cold and impersonal. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)I suspect it is the impersonal manner of the rejection that my generation finds most cruel. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The danger is that it could easily end up being cold and impersonal, like a miniature airport terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In one plant where the cuts were implemented, an executive announced the cuts in a curt and impersonal manner. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Grand gestures can feel impersonal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Many of the new comprehensive schools are very large and impersonal; others are still coping with unsuitable collections of old buildings. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)By way of contrast, secondary groups are large and impersonal, and often involve fleeting relationships. Sociology (1995)Worst feature Lectures of 500 people can feel impersonal. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The worker thus became one cog in a vast, impersonal machine, subject to the abuse and exploitation of the owner. Sociology (1995)
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Translations for 'impersonal'
British English: impersonal /ɪmˈpɜːsənl/ ADJECTIVE
If you describe a place, organization, or activity as impersonal, you feel that the people there see you as unimportant or unwanted.
...expensive, but rather impersonal hotels.
- American English: impersonal
- Arabic: مَوْضُوعِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: impessoal
- Chinese: 没人情味的
- Croatian: bezličan
- Czech: neosobní
- Danish: upersonlig
- Dutch: onpersoonlijk
- European Spanish: impersonal
- Finnish: persoonaton
- French: impersonnel
- German: unpersönlich
- Greek: απρόσωπος
- Italian: impersonale
- Japanese: 個人にかかわらない
- Korean: 비개인적인
- Norwegian: upersonlig
- Polish: bezosobowy
- European Portuguese: impessoal
- Romanian: impersonal
- Russian: безличный
- Spanish: impersonal
- Swedish: opersonlig
- Thai: ไม่ให้ความสำคัญ
- Turkish: yansız
- Ukrainian: безособовий
- Vietnamese: lạnh lùng nói trống
Definition of impersonal from the Collins English Dictionary
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