- having no name.
- left unnamed: a certain person who shall be nameless.
- anonymous: a nameless source of information.
- incapable of being specified or described: a nameless charm.
- too shocking or vile to be specified: a nameless crime.
- having no legitimate paternal name, as a child born out of wedlock.
- unknown to fame; obscure: a nameless poet; nameless defenders of the country.
Origin of nameless
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Examples from the Web for nameless
A nameless, faceless entity known to his followers as Spot News, the handle of his Twitter and Instagram accounts.Chicago’s Real-Life 'Nightcrawler'
November 14, 2014
Brat is going to make Brown look like a nameless session guitar player.Eric Cantor’s Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And It’s Awful.
June 11, 2014
From a nameless classmate with whom he spent an hour or two rolling around in the sheets—in lieu of attending class.Nine Craziest Moments From ‘Jobs’
August 16, 2013
What happens in a nameless Eastern European country stays in a nameless Eastern European country.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature
July 23, 2013
Its nameless narrator is a recently released political prisoner and writer living under house arrest.Egypt’s Conscience: The Genius of Sonallah Ibrahim
May 9, 2013
He would not adopt a nameless orphan, found with a poor goatherd of Phelle.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
She seemed to grow stiff, and her eyes dilated with a nameless horror.The Hunted Outlaw
Yet there was a nameless air of preparation in the room, as if it were strung up for an occasion.Little Dorrit
"But you are not Karl Armstadt," she stammered, as she realized that I was a nameless stranger.City of Endless Night
The disgrace is nameless, only they are callous enough not to feel it.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
- without a name; anonymous
- incapable of being named; indescribablea nameless horror seized him
- too unpleasant or disturbing to be mentionednameless atrocities
- having no legal name; illegitimatea nameless child
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Word Origin and History for nameless
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