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depersonalization

Definitions

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  • noun the act of depersonalizing or the state of being depersonalized
  • noun psychology the loss of one's sense of personal identity
  • noun psychiatry A feeling of being unreal, detached or unable to feel emotion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • The depersonalization was his subtle way of expressing his low opinion of the individual.

    The Alibi

  • The study cites evidence that such isolation can produce “the most extreme forms of psycho­pathology, such as depersonalization, hallucination, and delusions.”

    Primary Sources

  • The study cites evidence that such isolation can produce “the most extreme forms of psycho­pathology, such as depersonalization, hallucination, and delusions.”

    Primary Sources

  • The study cites evidence that such isolation can produce “the most extreme forms of psycho­pathology, such as depersonalization, hallucination, and delusions.”

    Primary Sources

  • We use fancy words like "depersonalization," but what we are really getting down to is a view of too many pieces of society that treats human beings like commodities.

    Clovis News Journal : News

  • "Psychological effects include intense visual hallucinations, depersonalization, auditory distortions and an altered sense of time and body image."

    Students ordered held in case of suspected drug lab at Georgetown

  • "Psychological effects include intense visual hallucinations, depersonalization, auditory distortions and an altered sense of time and body image."

    Students ordered held in case of suspected drug lab at Georgetown

  • "Psychological effects include intense visual hallucinations, depersonalization, auditory distortions and an altered sense of time and body image."

    Two students denied bail in suspected GU drug-lab case

  • Getting information from a live person suits me fine, but, with the increasing depersonalization of communications involving commerce, with the endless message menus, I wonder just how much longer that will be possible.

    Being Connected « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • "Psychological effects include intense visual hallucinations, depersonalization, auditory distortions and an altered sense of time and body image."

    Students ordered held in case of suspected drug lab at Georgetown

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