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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.
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Adv.1.anonymously - without giving a name; "she wrote these letters anonymously"
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[əˈnɒnɪməslɪ] ADV [send, give, speak] → anónimamente, de manera anónima; [live] → en el anonimato; [publish] → de forma anónima, sin el nombre del autor
the book came out anonymouslyel libro salió de forma anónima or sin el nombre del autor
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[əˈnɒnɪməsli] adv (= namelessly) [send, speak, publish] → anonymement
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[əˈnɒnɪməslɪ] advanonimamente
to write anonymously to sb → scrivere una lettera anonima a qn
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(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
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References in classic literature ?
Finding her too fidgety about arranging matters with her friends to pay proper attention to my instructions, I wrote anonymously to the lawyer who is conducting the inquiry after her, recommending him, in a friendly way, to give it up.
If I relieve them anonymously in their present trouble, I spare them the exposure of a public subscription, and I do what I believe his Lordship would have done himself if he had lived.
He was not lavish, nor, on the contrary, avaricious; for, whenever he knew that money was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he supplied it quietly and sometimes anonymously. He was, in short, the least communicative of men.
So we bought the horse in the Lowther Arcade, Porthos, who thought it was for him, looking proud but uneasy, and it was sent to the bandbox house anonymously. About a week afterward I had the ill- luck to meet Mary's a husband in Kensington, so I asked him what he had called his little girl.
I see the post-mark on the letter is "Venice." Have you any friend in that interesting city, with a large heart, and a purse to correspond, who has been let into the secret and who wishes to console you anonymously?'
Never mind the commoners, whom we will leave to grumble anonymously.
Was this woman--with the voice of a lady, the look of a lady, the manner of a lady--in league (as Geoffrey had declared) with the illiterate vagabond who was attempting to extort money anonymously from Mrs.
No man can threaten me, even anonymously or in foolery."
I sent the boy two guineas anonymously, sir,' added the bachelor, in his peculiar whisper, 'directly I heard of it; but never mention it on any account, for he hasn't the least idea that it came from me.
Why did you write anonymously to worry so noble and generous a lady?
It makes one very humble to see oneself surrounded by such a wealth of beauty and perfection anonymously lavished, and to think of the infinite meanness of our own grudging charities, and how displeased we are if they are not promptly and properly appreciated.
She stole my letter and sent it anonymously to you this morning, that you should think .