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Definition of "anonymous" []

  • Having an unknown or unacknowledged name: an anonymous author. (adjective)
  • Having an unknown or withheld authorship or agency: an anonymous letter; an anonymous phone call. (adjective)
  • Having no distinctive character or recognition factor: "a very great, almost anonymous center of people who just want peace” ( Alan Paton). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anonymous" in a sentence
  • "It was an _anonymous_ Collection; and, as being anonymous, seemed to have no claim upon Christians."
  • "The man, who wants to remain anonymous, is believed to have picked up the disease when he lived in Indonesia."
  • "One Democratic fundraiser, who wishes to remain anonymous, is convinced that the answer is no."