1. [ noun ] (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in a stupid social machine
Synonyms: depersonalisation
Related terms: psychological_state existentialism
2. [ noun ] representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
Synonyms: reification depersonalisation

"according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"

Related terms: objectification depersonalize
3. [ noun ] (psychiatry) emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
Synonyms: depersonalisation_disorder depersonalisation_neurosis depersonalization_disorder depersonalization_neurosis depersonalisation
Related terms: dissociative_disorder depersonalize
Similar spelling:   depersonalisation