Definition of anonymity in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The condition of being anonymous.

    ‘the official spoke on condition of anonymity’
    • ‘Granted, the accuser has lost a lot of her anonymity anyway - through leaks that occurred during the criminal case.’
    • ‘The police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the deployment is aimed at thwarting clashes between warring groups.’
    • ‘From then there was no anonymity for Ian Bailey.’
    • ‘By submitting answers to a few questions below, you will get a chance to tell your story in complete anonymity.’
    • ‘One woman, who requested anonymity, said Government must get serious about dealing with fires in the city.’
    • ‘The Internet provides people with a certain amount of anonymity.’
    • ‘Keaton prefers anonymity to limelight, belonging to conflicting, going with the flow to striving against it.’
    • ‘But one source, speaking on condition of anonymity, says authorities had a number of reasons for not bringing any charges against him.’
    • ‘Anonymity was maintained by having students use a student identification number that could not be traced by the investigators.’
    • ‘The truth of the matter is that anonymity is not all that important.’
    • ‘In order to ensure their anonymity, none of their details are obtained.’
    • ‘To want privacy, anonymity, is inherently suspicious, perhaps criminal.’
    • ‘The only way to guarantee anonymity is to have something that's not traceable.’
    • ‘And then there's the relative anonymity associated with submitting ideas to a box.’
    • ‘This penguin owes its anonymity more to its location than to any lack of cuteness or scientific interest.’
    • ‘It further attacked plans to remove anonymity for sperm donors from from 1 April.’
    • ‘I have risen from the depths of emerging art obscurity and anonymity into mainstream professional success.’
    • ‘Popular culture immortalized the anonymity of that great American identity frontier, the West.’
    • ‘Some one revealed on condition of anonymity that a minimum area is transferred for 5,000 rupees.’
    • ‘It's just that a few times recently I have deleted comments on the basis of anonymity.’
    1. 1.1Lack of outstanding, individual, or unusual features; impersonality.
      ‘the anonymity of big city life definitely has its advantages’