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anonymity

[an-uh-nim-i-tee] /ˌæn əˈnɪm ɪ ti/
noun, plural anonymities.
1.
the state or quality of being anonymous.
2.
an anonymous person:
some fine poetry attributed to anonymities.
Origin of anonymity
1810-1820
1810-20; anonym(ous) + -ity, or < French anonymité
Related forms
nonanonymity, noun
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  • The meanness of anonymity gave a shuddering obscenity to the moment.

  • The author, who preserves her anonymity, has been "over the top" in the fullest sense.

    Attack Edward G. D. Liveing
  • I'm only a plain man, and I want to know where the fun of anonymity comes in?

    The Big Bow Mystery I. Zangwill
  • The time is very favorable for the disappearance of your anonymity.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
  • He would cling to his anonymity to the bitter end, no matter what the cost.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy
Word Origin and History for anonymity
n.

1820; see anonym + -ity. In same sense anonymousness is recorded from 1802.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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