depersonalization depersonalization


  1. (n) emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
  2. (n) (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
  3. (n) representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality


  1. They were usually put in these cells for softening up, or for depersonalization.
  2. Several described sensations of depersonalization and altered body image.
  3. They also never wore dresses or makeup, except as disguises, condemning them as symbols of male exploitation that were also out of keeping with Mao's dictum of depersonalization.
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ennui ennui
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