nameless

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adjective name·less \ˈnām-ləs\

Definition of nameless

  1. 1 :  obscure, undistinguished

  2. 2 :  not known by name :  anonymous

  3. 3 :  having no legal right to a name :  illegitimate

  4. 4 :  not having been given a name :  unnamed

  5. 5 :  not marked with a name a nameless grave

  6. 6a :  incapable of precise description :  indefinableb :  too repulsive or distressing to describe

namelessly

adverb

namelessness

noun

Examples of nameless in a Sentence

  1. She left the hotel with a nameless man in a black jacket.

  2. The source for my story prefers to remain nameless.

  3. A top government official, who shall remain nameless, has expressed concern about the decision.

  4. The men were buried there in nameless graves.

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First Known Use of nameless

14th century


NAMELESS Defined for English Language Learners

nameless

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Definition of nameless for English Language Learners

  • : having a name that is not known or told

  • : not having a name

  • : not marked with a name


NAMELESS Defined for Kids

nameless

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adjective name·less \ˈnām-ləs\

Definition of nameless for Students

  1. 1 :  having no name a nameless species

  2. 2 :  not marked with a name a nameless grave

  3. 3 :  1unknown, anonymous

  4. 4 :  not to be described Upon entering the house he suffered nameless fears.



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