impersonal

  • 1 impersonal — IMPERSONÁL, Ă, impersonali, e, adj. Care nu se referă la nici o persoană; fig. lipsit de personalitate. ♦ (Despre verbe, forme şi construcţii verbale) Care exprimă o acţiune ce nu este atribuită nici unei persoane, care nu are subiect propriu zis …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 Impersonal — 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. [1913 Webster] An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. Sir J.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 impersonal — [im pʉr′sə nəl] adj. [LL impersonalis] 1. not personal; specif., a) without connection or reference to any particular person [an impersonal comment] b) not existing as a person [an impersonal force] 2. not showing human feelings, esp. sympathy or …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 impersonal — adjetivo 1. Que no tiene personalidad: No me gusta la decoración impersonal de ese hotel. 2. Que no implica a una persona concreta, sino a todas en general: Hablo de forma impersonal, no me refiero a nadie en particular. 3. [Tratamiento de… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 5 impersonal — (Del lat. impersonālis). 1. adj. Que no tiene o no manifiesta personalidad u originalidad. 2. Que no se aplica a nadie en particular. 3. Gram. Se dice de la oración que carece de sujeto o en la que este se omite por desconocido o irrelevante; p.… …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 6 Impersonal — Im*per son*al, n. That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an impersonal verb. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Impersonal — (Impersonell, v. lat.), unpersönlich; daher Impersonale, Verbum, welches kein persönliches Subject zuläßt, z.B. es regnet …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 impersonal — I (dispassionate) adjective candid, cold, cold blooded, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, frigid, general, impartial, indefinite, insensible, neuter, nonsubjective, objective, passionless, undetermined, unfeeling, unforthcoming, unjaundiced …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 impersonal — (adj.) mid 15c., a grammatical term, from L.L. impersonalis, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + personalis personal (see PERSONAL (Cf. personal)). Sense of not connected with any person is from 1620s; that of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 impersonal — [adj] cold, unfriendly abstract, bureaucratic, businesslike, candid, cold blooded*, cold turkey*, colorless, cool, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, emotionless, equal, equitable, fair, formal, impartial, indifferent, inhuman, neutral,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 impersonal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not influenced by or involving personal feelings. 2) featureless and anonymous. 3) not existing as a person. 4) Grammar (of a verb) used only with a formal subject (in English usually it) and expressing an action not attributable… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 impersonal — ► adjetivo 1 Que no tiene personalidad propia o es poco original: ■ me hizo unos comentarios muy impersonales. ANTÓNIMO personal original 2 Que no se refiere a nadie en concreto: ■ no me dio nombres sino que habló de forma impersonal. SINÓNIMO… …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 13 impersonal — [[t]ɪmpɜ͟ː(r)sən(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a place, organization, or activity as impersonal, you mean that it is not very friendly and makes you feel unimportant because it involves or is used by a large number of… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 impersonal — im|per|son|al [ımˈpə:sənəl US ə:r ] adj 1.) not showing any feelings of sympathy, friendliness etc ▪ Business letters do not have to be impersonal and formal. ▪ Sometimes she seems a very impersonal, even unkind, mother. 2.) a place or situation… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 impersonal — im|per|son|al [ ım pɜrsənl ] adjective * 1. ) not showing any friendly feelings or interest in someone: His manner was cold and impersonal. a ) used about large institutions that do not think about people s individual needs and situations: an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 impersonal — adjective 1 not showing any feelings of sympathy, friendliness etc: She left a short impersonal note, saying that she was leaving. 2 a place or situation that is impersonal does not make people feel that they are important or valued: a large… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 impersonal — /ɪmˈpɜsənəl / (say im persuhnuhl) adjective 1. not personal; without personal reference or connection: an impersonal remark. 2. not exhibiting a warmth of feeling flowing from a personal involvement or interest: an impersonal greeting; an… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 impersonal — {{#}}{{LM I21084}}{{〓}} {{SynI21622}} {{[}}impersonal{{]}} ‹im·per·so·nal› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Que no tiene personalidad propia ni originalidad. {{<}}2{{>}} Que no se dirige a nadie en particular: • Habló a toda la clase de forma… …

    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • 19 impersonal — impersonally, adv. /im perr seuh nl/, adj. 1. not personal; without reference or connection to a particular person: an impersonal remark. 2. having no personality; devoid of human character or traits: an impersonal deity. 3. lacking human emotion …

    Universalium

  • 20 impersonal */ — UK [ɪmˈpɜː(r)s(ə)nəl] / US [ɪmˈpɜrs(ə)nəl] adjective 1) not showing any friendly feelings or interest in someone His manner was cold and impersonal. a) used about large organizations that do not think about people s individual needs and… …

    English dictionary


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