Anonymousness



without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like:
an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation.
of unknown name; whose name is withheld:
an anonymous author.
lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction:
an endless row of drab, anonymous houses.
Historical Examples

This train of thought terminated at last in various considerations upon the subject of anonymousness in authorship.
Pierre; or The Ambiguities Herman Melville

I find a resistance which I did not expect to the anonymousness of the publication.
Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We may become wise enough and well-managed enough to do without this anonymousness: we may not.
Friends in Council Arthur Helps

adjective
from or by a person, author, etc, whose name is unknown or withheld: an anonymous letter
having no known name
lacking individual characteristics; unexceptional
(often capital) denoting an organization which provides help to applicants who remain anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous
adj.

c.1600, from Late Latin anonymus, from Greek anonymos “without a name,” from an- “without” (see an- (1)) + onyma, Æolic dialectal form of onoma “name” (see name (n.)).

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