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[uhn-neymd] /ʌnˈneɪmd/
without a name; nameless.
not indicated or mentioned by name; unidentified:
an unnamed lover.
Origin of unnamed
1500-10; un-1 + named Unabridged
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  • He warded Cleg off with a knee and elbow, and stated what he would do when he met him again on a future unnamed occasion.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • The wives of the farm are the unnamed, unrewarded heroines of the border.

  • And Dolores became quite angry with the unnamed, unknown girl.

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy
  • By far the greater number, both men and women, are unnamed and unknown.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • Certainly he had no right to attack Pinckney through his unnamed friend.

British Dictionary definitions for unnamed


having no name
not mentioned by name: the culprit shall remain unnamed
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Word Origin and History for unnamed

c.1500, "not mentioned by name." from un- (1) "not" + past participle of name (v.). Cf. Old Frisian unnamed, Middle Dutch ongenaemt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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