Definition of impersonally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪmˈpɜːsənəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈpɜːrsənəli//
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) in a way that lacks friendly human feelings or atmosphere and may make you feel unimportant He treated her coldly and impersonally, like a stranger.
  2. 2(grammar) using ‘it’ or ‘there’ as the subject Some verbs can be used impersonally.