Im*per"son*al (?), a. [L. impersonalis; pref. im- not + personalis personal: cf. F. impersonnel. See Personal.]

Not personal; not representing a person; not having personality.

An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. Sir J. Stephen.

Impersonal verb Gram., a verb used with an indeterminate subject, commonly, in English, with the impersonal pronoun it; as, it rains; it snows; methinks (it seems to me). Many verbs which are not strictly impersonal are often used impersonally; as, it goes well with him.


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Im*per"son*al, n.

That which wants personality; specifically Gram., an impersonal verb.


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