Definition of anonymous
- an anonymous tip
- an anonymous author
- They wish to remain anonymous.
- the anonymous faces in the crowd
- … the gray anonymous streets …
- —William Styron
The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
An anonymous buyer purchased the painting.
The college received an anonymous gift.
He made an anonymous phone call to the police.
The reporter got an anonymous tip.
His was just another anonymous face in the crowd.
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: not named or identified
: made or done by someone unknown
: not distinct or noticeable : lacking interesting or unusual characteristics
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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