Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
     

im·per·son·al

impersonal

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhr s nl
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not having to do with a particular person; general.
The principal spoke in an impersonal way about the students' behavior in the cafeteria.
similar words:
mechanical
definition 2: without warm feelings towards others.
Her impersonal stare hurt my feelings.
synonyms:
inhuman
antonyms:
caring, emotional
similar words:
aloof, indifferent, remote
derivations: impersonally (adv.), impersonality (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  emotion
Word Parts  About this feature
The word impersonal contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.