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Meaning of “anonymous” in the English Dictionary

"anonymous" in British English

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anonymousadjective

uk   /əˈnɒn.ɪ.məs/  us   /-ˈnɑː.nə-/
C2 made or done by someone whose ​name is not ​known or not made ​public: The ​money was ​donated by an anonymous benefactor. Police said an anonymous callerwarned that a ​bomb was about to go off. An ​attempt to ​implant an ​embryo using an ​egg from an anonymous woman donor was ​unsuccessful. He ​received an anonymous letterthreatening to ​disclosedetails of his ​affair if he didn't ​pay the ​money. For ​reasons of ​personalsafety, the ​informantwishes to remain anonymous. having no ​unusual or ​interestingfeatures: He has a ​rather anonymous ​face.
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anonymously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​donation was made anonymously.
(Definition of anonymous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anonymous" in American English

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anonymousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /əˈnɑn·ə·məs/
(made or done by someone) with a ​name that is not ​known or not made ​public: an anonymous ​donor an anonymous ​gift
anonymously
adverb  us   /əˈnɑn·ə·mə·sli/
The ​donation was made anonymously.
(Definition of anonymous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “anonymous”
in Korean 익명의…
in Arabic مَجْهول, غَيْر مُسَمّى…
in Malaysian tanpa nama…
in French anonyme…
in Russian анонимный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匿名的, 不知姓名的, 名字不公開的…
in Italian anonimo…
in Turkish isimsiz, anonim…
in Polish anonimowy…
in Spanish anónimo…
in Vietnamese khuyết tên…
in Portuguese anônimo…
in Thai นิรนาม…
in German anonym…
in Catalan anònim…
in Japanese 匿名の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 匿名的, 不知姓名的, 名字不公开的…
in Indonesian tanpa nama…
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