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ANONYMOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does anonymous mean? 

ANONYMOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ANONYMOUS has 2 senses:

1. having no known name or identity or known source
2. not known or lacking marked individuality

  Familiarity information: ANONYMOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANONYMOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having no known name or identity or known source

Synonyms:

anon.; anonymous

Context examples:

anonymous authors / anonymous donors / an anonymous gift

Similar:

nameless; unidentified; unknown; unnamed (being or having an unknown or unnamed source)

Antonym:

onymous (bearing a name)


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Meaning:

Not known or lacking marked individuality

Context examples:

brown anonymous houses / anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service

Similar:

faceless (without a face or identity)


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