Nameless



[neym-lis] /ˈneɪm lɪs/

adjective
1.
having no .
2.
left unnamed:
a certain person who shall be nameless.
3.
anonymous:
a nameless source of information.
4.
incapable of being specified or described:
a nameless charm.
5.
too shocking or vile to be specified:
a nameless crime.
6.
having no legitimate paternal , as a child born out of wedlock.
7.
unknown to fame; obscure:
a nameless poet; nameless defenders of the country.
/ˈneɪmlɪs/
adjective
1.
without a name; anonymous
2.
incapable of being named; indescribable: a nameless horror seized him
3.
too unpleasant or disturbing to be mentioned: nameless atrocities
4.
having no legal name; illegitimate: a nameless child
adj.

early 14c., “undistinguished,” from name (n.) + -less. Meaning “having no name” is early 15c.; that of “too abominable to be named” is from 1610s. Cf. Dutch naamloos, German namenlos. Related: Namelessly; namelessness.

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