impersonality

[ im-pur-suh-nal-i-tee ]
/ ɪmˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural im·per·son·al·i·ties for 6.

absence of human character or of the traits associated with the human character: He feared the impersonality of a mechanized world.
absence or reduction of concern for individual needs or desires: the impersonality of a very large institution.
lack of emotional involvement: His work reflected a certain impersonality.
lack of a personal agent or of a known personal agent: the impersonality of folk art.
the quality of not being concerned with particular persons: the impersonality and universality of his interests.
something that is impersonal.

Origin of impersonality

First recorded in 1760–70; impersonal + -ity
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Word Origin and History for impersonality

impersonality


n.

1769, from impersonal + -ity.

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