What Does IMPO Mean?

IMPO means "In My Personal Opinion." The term IMPO, with the meaning "In My Personal Opinion," is typically used to preface a comment in order to soften the delivery and to make the speaker appear less abrasive.

Although it may appear that the person using IMPO is making a genuine attempt to avoid confrontation, the phrase is often used by people with passive aggressive personalities (i.e., those who attempt to mask their controlling or confrontational nature by using non-emotive language). IMPO often means "You definitely need to take my advice."

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When I write IMPO, I mean this: meaning of IMPO Opinions are not always nuetral or helpful.

Summary of Key Points

"In My Personal Opinion" is the most common definition for IMPO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:In My Personal Opinion
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of IMPO in Sentences

Here are examples of the abbreviation IMPO being used in sentences:
  • IMPO, you should never trust a dog to watch your food.
  • IMPO, it's bad luck to be superstitious.

An Academic Look at IMPO

IMPO is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Emm Pee Oh), but as this is harder to say than "In My Personal Opinion," it is not usually said using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IMPO is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

The abbreviation IMPO is a prepositional phrase (the preposition is in), which is used as an adverb to establish the setting for the main clause. Compare the examples below:
  • In Delhi, the pollution is terrible.
  • (Here, the prepositional phrase In Delhi is an adverb of place.)
  • IMPO, you will never make it.
  • (Here, the prepositional phrase IMPO  is an adverb of concession, which is similar in meaning to "although this is just my view.")

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said something like "In My Opinion" or "As Far As I'm Concerned" instead of using the abbreviation IMPO.

Example of IMPO Used in a Text


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