impersonal impersonal  /ɪm ˈpɜr sə nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not relating to or responsive to individual persons
  2. (adj) having no personal preference

Usage(s):

  1. Though he can be coldly impersonal in making business decisions, Gates has an emotional loyalty to a few old friends.
  2. The concept behind these events is that restaurants are impersonal, stuffy and not nearly adventurous enough.
  3. He defined God in an impersonal, deistic fashion, but he deeply believed that Gods handiwork was reflected in the harmony of natures laws and the beauty of all that exists.

News

  1. E-commerce's future is in creating 'swift guanxi,' or personal and social rapport

    Despite the reputation of online marketplaces being distant and impersonal, through social technologies such as instant messaging, they can create the sense of personal and social relationships between buyers and sellers, termed "swift guanxi" in China, to facilitate loyalty, interactivity and repeat transactions, according to new research.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Social | Awkward Google Wisely Buys the Least Human Social Network

    Why impersonal collaborative mapping network Waze is the perfect social acquisition for Google.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Awkward Google Wisely Buys the Least Human Social Network

    Why impersonal collaborative mapping network Waze is the perfect social acquisition for Google.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. "Psychologically, they are a team that needs to find its confidence," Capello told Italian TV before traveling to London. "I watched them play against Russia and they looked a very impersonal side when playing. It's a team that needs to find...
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Fabio Capello Source: FOXSports.com

  2. "Child porn is the sexual abuse of children - a brutal crime committed by despicable predators," Fantino said. "Every image of child pornography represents the irrefutable evidence of a child being brutalized; it's not just about impersonal,...
    on Feb 12, 2006 By: Julian Fantino Source: 940 News

  3. "Extensive participation in the impersonal, transaction-oriented capital market does not seem to me an intrinsic part of commercial banking," Volcker said.
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Paul Volcker Source: Los Angeles Times

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