anon·​y·​mous·​ly ə-ˈnä-nə-məs-lē How to pronounce anonymously (audio)
: in an anonymous manner : without identification of the source
They made the donation anonymously.
The problem, of course, is that so much of online commenting is done anonymously, making it easier for keyboard poltroons to write whatever they want without the accountability—without the shame. Daniel Ruth
Holocaust denial material can frequently be found on computer bulletin boards, which are used by white-power and neo-Nazi groups to schedule meetings and disseminate information anonymously. Michiko Kakutani
A few scrupulous tax lawyers have anonymously leaked details of shelter schemes to the IRS. Franklin Foer

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anonymously was in 1699

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“Anonymously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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