Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

unknown

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unknown

  1. 1 happening or existing without one's knowledge <unknown to me was the fact that while I was out, my family was hurriedly preparing a surprise birthday party> Synonyms unbeknownst (also unbeknown) Related Words unperceived, unrecognized, unsuspected; unaware, unconscious, unmindful; unknowing, unsuspecting, unwitting; ignorant, unacquainted, unfamiliar

  2. 2 not known or experienced before <becoming a father brought unknown joy to his life> Synonyms fresh, novel, original, strange, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, new, unprecedentedRelated Words innovative, unique; nontraditional, unconventional, untried, unused, unworn; pathbreaking, pioneering, trailblazingNear Antonyms conventional, established, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; derivative, imitativeAntonyms familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over

  3. 3 not widely known <looking for a relatively unknown singer to record the song> Synonyms nameless, no-name, noteless, uncelebrated, unfamous, obscure, unrecognized, unsungRelated Words insignificant, minor, unimportant; undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable; unpopular; anonymous, faceless, unnoticeable, unrecognizable; unnewsworthy, unnoticed; forgotten, unrememberedNear Antonyms fabled, fabulous, legendary; infamous; distinguished, eminent, exceptional, great, illustrious, notable, outstanding, prestigious, remarkable; estimable, honorable, reputable, respectable; important, influential, leading, major, newsworthy, noteworthy, significant; favorite, popular, preferredAntonyms celebrated, famed, famous, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, well-known





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unknown? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ