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1  —as in:
an anonymous author
Definition an unknown person, or of an unknown person — such as an unknown author, or donation of an unknown person
  • Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
anonymous = (written by) someone who did not reveal their name or identity
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Everyone wonders who made the anonymous donation.
  • anonymous = when the identity of someone is not known
  • The author remained anonymous.
  • The police arrested her after an anonymous tip told them where to find the stolen diamonds.
  • "It's been written anonymously," I say, "but with Hilly around, there's still a good chance people will know it was me."
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • anonymously = by an unnamed author so others will not know who wrote it
  • Mrs. Bradley knew people had a difficult time saying nice things to each other, so she devised a way for us to anonymously say what we felt.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • anonymously = without revealing who did it
  • "The artist is anonymous," Bortz said,
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • anonymous = unknown (people don't know who created the art)
  • Then an anonymous letter came to our house addressed to my father.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • anonymous = written by an unknown person
  • Did she ever get anonymous letters?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • anonymous = written by an unknown person
  • I might send them money anonymously if I earn anything later on.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
anonymously = without revealing who did it

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2  —as in:
an anonymous, uninteresting house
Definition lacking individuality or interesting features
  • Mine is the third house on a block of anonymous brick houses.
anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It is one of the anonymous houses on an uninteresting street.
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • Indeed, were it not for one or two seemingly insignificant blunders, he would have walked out of the woods in August 1992 as anonymously as he had walked into them in April.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • anonymously = unknown and not special to most people
  • The rook knew he would be easy to spot in the capital city, so as he left the encampment, he grabbed a blanket and draped it over his battlements to give himself the appearance of an anonymous pauper.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • The dormitories we passed were massive and almost anonymous behind their thick layers of ivy, big, old-looking leaves you would have thought stayed there winter and summer, permanent hanging gardens in New Hampshire.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • Middens of anonymous trash.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • I could see the magazine on the newsstands, and a lot of anonymous eyes looking at it,
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • Everything about the restaurant is anonymous and interchangeable.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • anonymous = lacking distinctiveness, individuality, or interesting features
  • I wished I had an opera house. I wished I had a cathedral. I wished I could climb to the top of the Empire State Building like King Kong. Instead, I had only books, books and the anonymous streets of New York with their millions of stupid, clueless people.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features
  • People dressed in various shades of dull, with strange, anonymous faces, were crowding the pavements and applauding her.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
anonymous = lacking individuality or interesting features

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