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anonymous

a·non·y·mous

anonymous

 
 
pronunciation:
na n mihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of unknown identity, as an author or donor.
The crime was reported by an anonymous caller.The donor of the gift wished to remain anonymous.
synonyms:
innominate, nameless
similar words:
faceless, unknown
derivation: anonymously (adv.)
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The word anonymous contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen