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anonymous

adjective

Definition: 1. of unknown identity; 2. lacking any marked individuality; 3. with the name of the person withheld

Synonyms: unknown, nameless, unidentified, incognito, unspecified, faceless

Antonyms: onymous, known, named

Tips: Anonymous comes from a Greek word meaning "unnamed." A person can wish to remain anonymous and unknown to others. A person or thing can be anonymous in lacking individual, defining characteristics. Anonymity is the related noun and refers to the state of being anonymous.

Usage Examples:

I agreed to speak to the reporter, but asked to remain anonymous in her article. (unidentified, nameless)

Celebrity life is not advisable for those who cherish their anonymity. (state of being unknown or unrecognizable) noun

For privacy reasons, I prefer to remain anonymous. (incognito, unknown)

The information was provided to police by an anonymous informant. (unknown, unidentified)


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