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 for impersonal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impersonal \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
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           An almighty but impersonal power, called Fate. --Sir J.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impersonal \Im*per"son*al\, n.
     That which wants personality; specifically (Gram.), an
     impersonal verb.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an
             impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark" [ant:
      2: having no personal preference; "impersonal criticism"; "a
         neutral observer" [syn: impersonal, neutral]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "impersonal":
     Olympian, abstract, aloof, backward, bashful, blank, candid,
     chilled, chilly, cold, cold-blooded, colorless, constrained,
     conventionalized, cool, detached, discreet, disinterested,
     dispassionate, distant, emotionless, equal, equitable, evenhanded,
     expressionless, external, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic,
     fair, forbidding, foreign, formal, formalist, formalistic,
     formulary, frigid, frosty, guarded, icy, impartial, impassive,
     inaccessible, indifferent, introverted, just, legalistic, lofty,
     matter-of-fact, mechanical, modest, neutral, nominal,
     nonsubjective, objective, offish, outlying, outside, outward,
     pedantic, poker-faced, prim, remote, removed, repressed, reserved,
     restrained, reticent, retiring, rigid, selfless, shrinking,
     standoff, standoffish, stiff, strait-laced, stuffy, stylized,
     subdued, superficial, suppressed, surface, unaffable,
     unapproachable, unbiased, uncolored, uncongenial, undazzled,
     undemonstrative, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial, unimpassioned,
     uninfluenced, unjaundiced, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unselfish,
     unswayed, withdrawn, wooden

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