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impersonal

adjective
     
Related topics: Grammar
im‧per‧son‧al
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 that is impersonal does not make people feel that they are important:
I hate staying in hotels; they're so impersonal.
a formal and impersonal style of management
3 technicalSLG in grammar, an impersonal sentence or verb is one where the subject is represented by 'it' or 'there', as in the sentence 'It rained all day'
impersonally adverb

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