in·​ter·​per·​son·​al | \ ˌin-tər-ˈpər-s(ə-)nəl How to pronounce interpersonal (audio) \

Definition of interpersonal

: being, relating to, or involving relations between persons

Other Words from interpersonal

interpersonally adverb

Examples of interpersonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dahomey’s conflict with the Oyo Empire, and the larger existential threat of slavery looms against the interpersonal interactions and intimate storylines among the women of the Agojie. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2022 These impact communication styles as well as interpersonal expectations and behaviors. Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2022 This type of system begs for public attention to be drawn away from the technical risks and towards the interpersonal media scandal. Mary Inman, Fortune, 9 Sep. 2022 And not just with romance, but in any interpersonal relationship. Damon Young, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2022 Beyond doing the interpersonal work, the hosts say that maintaining consistency has been paramount for the growth of their brand. Essence, 7 Sep. 2022 Some have linked participation in childhood beauty pageants to possible adult body dissatisfaction, interpersonal distrust and impulse dysregulation. Good Housekeeping, 3 Sep. 2022 Relaciones is a monthly series that helps Latines navigate interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships by unpacking the tough but necessary conversations that come up in our communities. Yesika Salgado,, 1 Sep. 2022 There may be bigger things to worry about than, like, interpersonal relations. Darren Franich,, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

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1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Interpersonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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in·​ter·​per·​son·​al | \ -ˈpərs-nəl, -ᵊn-əl How to pronounce interpersonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of interpersonal

: being, relating to, or involving relations between persons

Other Words from interpersonal

interpersonally \ -​ē How to pronounce interpersonal (audio) \ adverb

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