anonymousness

anonymous

[uh-non-uh-muhs]
adjective
1.
without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation.
2.
of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author.
3.
lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin anōnymus < Greek anṓnymos, equivalent to an- an-1 + -ōnym(a) (variant of ónyma) -onym (earlier (a)n- with vowel lengthening; cf. anopheles) + -os adj. suffix; see -ous

anonymousness, noun
anonymously, adverb
nonanonymousness, noun

1. anomalous, anonymous, euonymus, unanimous ; 2. anonymous, pseudonymous.
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anonymous (əˈnɒnɪməs)
 
adj
1.  from or by a person, author, etc, whose name is unknown or withheld: an anonymous letter
2.  having no known name
3.  lacking individual characteristics; unexceptional
4.  (often capital) denoting an organization which provides help to applicants who remain anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek anōnumos, from an- + onoma name]
 
anonymity
 
n
 
a'nonymously
 
adv
 
a'nonymousness
 
n

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anonymous
c.1600, from Gk. anonymos "without a name," from an- "without" + onyma, Æolic dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name). Related: Anonymity (1820).
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