- not personal; not representing a person; not having personality
- An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. –Sir J. Stephen.
- Lacking warmth or emotion; cold.
- She sounded impersonal as she gave her report of the Nazi death camps.
- (grammar, of a verb or other word) not having a subject, or having a third person pronoun without an antecedent
- The verb “rain” is impersonal in sentences like “It’s raining.”
Adverbs for Impersonal
coldly; vaguely; ineptly; indifferently; politely; disagreeably; evasively; nonchalantly; casually; frigidly; disinterestedly; vexatiously; unpardonably; horribly; detestably; broadly; sweepingly; generally; arrogantly.
Olympian, abstract, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, candid, chilled, chilly, cold, cold-blooded, colorless, constrained, conventionalized, cool, detached, discreet, disinterested, dispassionate, distant, emotionless, equal, equitable, evenhanded, expressionless, external, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic, fair, forbidding, foreign, formal, formalist, formalistic, formulary, frigid, frosty, guarded, icy, impartial, impassive, inaccessible, indifferent, introverted, just, legalistic, lofty, matter-of-fact, mechanical, modest, neutral, nominal, nonsubjective, objective, offish, outlying, outside, outward, pedantic, poker-faced, prim, remote, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retiring, rigid, selfless, shrinking, standoff, standoffish, stiff, strait-laced, stuffy, stylized, subdued, superficial, suppressed, surface, unaffable, unapproachable, unbiased, uncolored, uncongenial, undazzled, undemonstrative, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial, unimpassioned, uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unselfish, unswayed, withdrawn, wooden