anonymous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having an unknown or unacknowledged name: an anonymous author.
    • Having an unknown or withheld authorship or company: an anonymous letter; an anonymous call.
    • Having no unique character or recognition factor: "a very great, very nearly unknown center of people who just want peaceā€ ( Alan Paton).
    • Lacking a name; maybe not known as and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species.
    • without having any title acknowledged of someone accountable, as that of author, contributor, or the want.
    • Of unidentified title; whose name's withheld
    • Lacking individuality.
    • Nameless; of unknown name; also, of as yet not known or unavowed authorship
    • having no known name or identification or known origin
    • not known or lacking marked individuality
  • others:
    • Wanting a name; perhaps not named and determined, as an animal perhaps not assigned to virtually any species.
    • without having any name acknowledged, as compared to author, contributor, and/or want: because, an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous registration.
    • Of unidentified name; whose name is withheld: as, an anonymous author.
    • usually abbreviated to anon.

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