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a·non·y·mous

 (ə-nŏn′ə-məs)
adj.
1. Having an unknown or unacknowledged name: an anonymous author.
2. Having an unknown or withheld authorship or agency: an anonymous letter.
3. Having no distinctive character or recognition factor: "They were carried over a bridge above an anonymous parade of shops" (Elizabeth Speller).

[From Late Latin anōnymus, from Greek anōnumos, nameless : an-, without; see a-1 + onuma, name (influenced by earlier nōnumnos, nameless); see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

a·non′y·mous·ly adv.
a·non′y·mous·ness n.

anonymous

(əˈnɒnɪməs)
adj
1. from or by a person, author, etc, whose name is unknown or withheld: an anonymous letter.
2. having no known name
3. lacking individual characteristics; unexceptional
4. (often capital) denoting an organization which provides help to applicants who remain anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous.
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek anōnumos, from an- + onoma name]
anonymity n
aˈnonymously adv
aˈnonymousness n

a•non•y•mous

(əˈnɒn ə məs)

adj.
1. without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, etc.: an anonymous letter.
2. not named or identified: an anonymous author.
3. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: a row of drab, anonymous houses.
[1595–1605; < Latin anōnymus < Greek anṓnymos=an- an-1 + -onymos; see -onym, -ous]
a•non′y•mous•ly, adv.
a•non′y•mous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anonymous - having no known name or identity or known sourceanonymous - having no known name or identity or known source; "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift"
onymous - bearing a name; "articles in magazines are usually onymous"
2.anonymous - not known or lacking marked individualityanonymous - not known or lacking marked individuality; "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"
faceless - without a face or identity; "a faceless apparition"; "the faceless accusers of the police state"

anonymous

adjective
2. unsigned, uncredited, unattributed, unattested I heard that an anonymous note was actually being circulated.
unsigned signed, credited, attested, accredited
3. nondescript, impersonal, faceless, colourless, undistinguished, unexceptional, characterless It's nice to stay in a home rather than an anonymous holiday flat.

anonymous

adjective
Having an unknown name or author:
Translations
anonymníbezejmenný
anonymukendt
anonyymi
anoniman
ókunnur, nafnlaus
匿名の
익명의
anonimiškaianonimiškumasbevardis
anonīms
anonim
anonymný
anonimen
anonym
นิรนาม
anonimimzasızkimliği bilinmeyenkimliği gizli tutulan
giấu tên

anonymous

[əˈnɒnɪməs] ADJ
1. (= unnamed) [caller, writer, phone call, poem] → anónimo; [ballot] → secreto
he received an anonymous letterrecibió un anónimo
Alcoholics AnonymousAlcohólicos mpl Anónimos
he wishes to remain anonymousquiere permanecer en el anonimato
2. (= unmemorable) [place, room] → anónimo, sin ninguna seña de identidad
anonymous-looking peoplegente de apariencia anónima

anonymous

[əˈnɒnɪməs] adj
(= unnamed) [person] → anonyme
to remain anonymous → garder l'anonymat
[phone call] → anonyme
(= nondescript) → impersonnel(le)

anonymous

adj, anonymously
adv (lit, fig)anonym

anonymous

[əˈnɒnɪməs] adjanonimo/a
to remain anonymous → mantenere l'anonimato

anonymous

(əˈnonəməs) adjective
without the name of the author, giver etc being known or given. The donor wished to remain anonymous; an anonymous poem.
aˈnonymously adverb
anonymity (ӕnəˈniməti) noun

anonymous

غَيْرُ مُسَمَّى anonymní anonym anonym ανώνυμος anónimo anonyymi anonyme anoniman anonimo 匿名の 익명의 anoniem anonym anonimowy anónimo, anônimo безымянный anonym นิรนาม anonim giấu tên 匿名的
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