Definition of anonymously in English:

anonymously

adverb

  • 1In a way that prevents a person from being identified by name.

    ‘Newman published two novels, both anonymously’
    • ‘In their initial decades, both magazines presented anonymously written news compendiums.’
    • ‘The court's determination will go a long way toward reassuring citizens that they may anonymously criticize public officials.’
    • ‘They advertised free software, which it claimed would allow consumers to anonymously engage in peer-to-peer file sharing.’
    • ‘At the same time, he is anonymously romancing the shopkeeper through email.’
    • ‘Students anonymously commented on these interpretations through reflective writing.’
    • ‘A co-worker was anonymously threatened with highly abusive and threatening emails from an anonymous address.’
    • Some Fruits of Solitude, a collection of aphorisms praised by R. L. Stevenson, was published anonymously in 1693.’
    • ‘Here is an anonymously edited abridgment of 16 lectures.’
    • ‘In 1917, she anonymously provided the first of what would be many benefactions to Joyce.’
    • ‘Her desire to publish anonymously was not unusual because, for a woman writer, fame could often lead to infamy.’
    1. 1.1 In a way that produces no outstanding, individual, or unusual features; unremarkably or impersonally.
      ‘the anonymously furnished parlour’
      • ‘Can't you do anything without proving how anonymously idiotic you truly are?’
      • ‘On paper, there's something almost anonymously simple about this singer.’
      • ‘Through this essence, these people, whether immigrant or still resident of the homeland, seek to anonymously eternalize their own existence.’
      • ‘I moved into my new antiseptic apartment, anonymously beige and thoroughly inoffensive, and became a relative recluse.’
      • ‘It appeared to be mixed with objects that might have been trees, animals, people, all anonymously gray from the ubiquitous ash.’
      • ‘This man's stare is anonymously vacant and yet also threatening fills the film with his presence.’
      • ‘It was a simple enough piece, a rocking number, anonymously dull.’
      • ‘Our tester's black-trimmed cabin looks anonymously inoffensive at first, but a few areas will rouse persnickety observers.’
      • ‘The result is a certain vividness of speech, which counteracts his often rather anonymously straightforward prose.’
      • ‘Chris continues to walk, anonymously down the busy street.’

Pronunciation

anonymously

/əˈnɒnɪməsli/