English edit

Etymology edit

un- +‎ personify

Verb edit

unpersonify (third-person singular simple present unpersonifies, present participle unpersonifying, simple past and past participle unpersonified)

  1. (transitive) To undo the personification of; to remove the personhood of.
    • 1825, Samuel Oliver, A General Critical Grammar of the Inglish Language, page 36:
      [] with a life-destroying, hideous article clumsily stuck before the personified noun to unpersonify it, to make masculine what should be feminine, []
    • 2015, Hannah Rose Williams, Never Taste Death, page 225:
      Now he found it did nothing to unpersonify them. He'd loved his steed. He'd loved his hound. Their blood had been red.