Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being nameless or without a name; the state of being undistinguished.

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  • noun The state or quality of being nameless.

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  • noun the state of being anonymous

Etymologies

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nameless +β€Ž -ness

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Examples

  • His namelessness is explained purrfectly: cats know who they are, so they don't need names, unlike easily confused and self-conscious humans.

    slayground: Favorite Fictional Felines Little Willow 2006

  • It bothered Minyard, β€œthis kind of disregard,” the namelessness of it all.

    The Lampshade Mark Jacobson 2010

  • Her namelessness has made her, for some, a representative of 19th-century womanhood.

    Ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature 2010

  • The namelessness of James's narrator seems fitting in a tale of genteel deceit.

    Ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature 2010

  • She was, as usual, generally friendly and polite, but she slipped in one dig: the namelessness of the nineties, she said, spoke volumes about the aimlessness of the administration.

    The Great Experiment Strobe Talbott 2008

  • How much a luxury it is to sink into namelessness.

    Archive 2008-05-01 tanita davis 2008

  • How much a luxury it is to sink into namelessness.

    The WritingYA Weblog: Poetry Friday: The Name of the Rose tanita davis 2008

  • Here mournfully went by a child who had never had a childhood or known a parent, inseparable from a youth with a bitter sense of his namelessness, coupled to a man the enforced business of whose best years had been distasteful and oppressive, linked to an ungrateful friend, dragging after him a woman once beloved.

    Mugby Junction 2007

  • Here mournfully went by a child who had never had a childhood or known a parent, inseparable from a youth with a bitter sense of his namelessness, coupled to a man the enforced business of whose best years had been distasteful and oppressive, linked to an ungrateful friend, dragging after him a woman once beloved.

    Mugby Junction 2007

  • Not only are these entities nameless and faceless, their namelessness and facelessness make them that much more menacing.

    The Big and Profound Screen | PopPolitics.com 2004

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