interpersonal

[ in-ter-pur-suh-nl ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈpɜr sə nl /

adjective

of or pertaining to the relations between persons: He has strong interpersonal skills.
existing or occurring between persons.

Nearby words

  1. interpellate,
  2. interpellation,
  3. interpelviabdominal amputation,
  4. interpenetrate,
  5. interpenetration,
  6. interpersonal theory,
  7. interpersonal therapy,
  8. interphalangeal joint,
  9. interphase,
  10. interphone

Origin of interpersonal

First recorded in 1835–45; inter- + personal

Related formsin·ter·per·son·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for interpersonally

interpersonal

/ (ˌɪntəˈpɜːsənəl) /

adjective

between persons; involving personal relationships
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Word Origin and History for interpersonally

interpersonal

adj.

1842, from inter- + personal. Introduced in a psychological sense 1938 by H.S. Sullivan (1892-1949) to describe "behavior between people in an encounter."

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