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impersonality

[im-pur-suh-nal-i-tee] /ɪmˌpɜr səˈnæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural impersonalities for 6.
1.
absence of human character or of the traits associated with the human character:
He feared the impersonality of a mechanized world.
2.
absence or reduction of concern for individual needs or desires:
the impersonality of a very large institution.
3.
lack of emotional involvement:
His work reflected a certain impersonality.
4.
lack of a personal agent or of a known personal agent:
the impersonality of folk art.
5.
the quality of not being concerned with particular persons:
the impersonality and universality of his interests.
6.
something that is impersonal.
Origin of impersonality
1760-1770
1760-70; impersonal + -ity
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n.

1769, from impersonal + -ity.

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