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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unknown

    That is mysterious in the true sense which is beyond human comprehension, as the decrees of God or the origin of life. That is mystic or mystical which has associated with it some hidden or recondite meaning, especially of a religious kind; as, the mystic Babylon of the Apocalypse. That is dark which we can not personally see through, especially if sadly perplexing; as, a dark providence. That is secret which is intentionally hidden. Compare DARK.

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    abstruse, cabalistic, dark, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, inexplicable, inscrutable, mysterious, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, recondite, secret, transcendental, unfathomable, unfathomed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. unknown

    mysterious, hidden, obscure, unrecognized

Princeton's WordNet4.8 / 4 votes

  1. unknown, unknown region, terra incognitanoun

    an unknown and unexplored region

    "they came like angels out the unknown"

    stranger, unknown quantity, terra incognita, unknown region, alien

    illustrious, familiar, celebrated, notable, better-known, known, proverbial, noted, best-known, far-famed, onymous, legendary, identified, suspected, famed, well-known, famous, glorious, renowned

  2. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

    unknown region, extraterrestrial, stranger, terra incognita, unknown quantity, alien, noncitizen, outlander, extraterrestrial being, foreigner

    illustrious, far-famed, noted, renowned, glorious, identified, known, better-known, well-known, suspected, legendary, proverbial, celebrated, familiar, famed, notable, best-known, famous, onymous

  3. unknown, unknown quantityadjective

    a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

    stranger, unknown quantity, terra incognita, unknown region, alien

    known, famed, illustrious, suspected, best-known, proverbial, onymous, legendary, famous, far-famed, celebrated, well-known, glorious, familiar, better-known, noted, identified, renowned, notable

  4. unknownadjective

    not known

    "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source"

    unidentified, strange, unnamed, unsung, obscure, nameless

    legendary, notable, identified, better-known, proverbial, onymous, best-known, familiar, celebrated, suspected, renowned, famous, known, noted, far-famed, famed, glorious, illustrious, well-known

  5. nameless, unidentified, unknown, unnamedadjective

    being or having an unknown or unnamed source

    "a poem by an unknown author"; "corporations responsible to nameless owners"; "an unnamed donor"

    unidentified, strange, unnamed, unsung, obscure, nameless

    celebrated, proverbial, noted, onymous, identified, best-known, known, renowned, better-known, well-known, notable, familiar, illustrious, legendary, glorious, far-famed, famous, suspected, famed

  6. unknownadjective

    not known to exist

    "things obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths"

    unidentified, strange, unnamed, unsung, obscure, nameless

    noted, famous, famed, best-known, known, well-known, celebrated, identified, far-famed, notable, suspected, onymous, illustrious, glorious, proverbial, familiar, better-known, legendary, renowned

  7. obscure, unknown, unsungadjective

    not famous or acclaimed

    "an obscure family"; "unsung heroes of the war"

    unnoticeable, dark, hidden, obscure, unnamed, unvalued, strange, unidentified, apart(p), vague, isolated, unappreciated, nameless, unsung

    famed, illustrious, best-known, well-known, notable, proverbial, celebrated, legendary, noted, famous, suspected, better-known, renowned, onymous, identified, glorious, familiar, far-famed, known

  8. strange, unknownadjective

    not known before

    "used many strange words"; "saw many strange faces in the crowd"; "don't let anyone unknown into the house"

    unusual, unnamed, unidentified, strange, obscure, foreign, nameless, unsung

    noted, proverbial, best-known, glorious, better-known, notable, identified, well-known, famed, familiar, far-famed, legendary, celebrated, famous, suspected, renowned, illustrious, known, onymous

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Editors Contribution5.0 / 1 vote

  1. anonymous

    not known by name ,unidentified

    i received an anonymous gift.

    Submitted by Aya11115 on November 25, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unknownadjective

    unascertained, not known

  2. unknownadjective

    mysterious, mystic, hidden, dark, enigmatical

  3. unknownadjective

    without the knowledge of

  4. unknownadjective

    obscure, undistinguished, nameless, unnoted, unhonored, renownless, inglorious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unknownadjective

    obscure, inglorious, unrenowned, nameless, undistinguished, unascertained, unexplored, unapprehended, anonymous

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  1. Tammy Van-Loan:

    I'm naturally very introverted, i like schedule and consistency, and to venture something unknown is just something I would never do before. Girl Scouts has helped me branch out and do the unknown.

  2. Sir Arthur Eddington:

    We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo It is our own.

  3. Robyn Meurant:

    The big fear has been that the market gets flooded with tests of unknown quality, or unknown performance, and with Ebola you need to know what are the limitations. A false positive has enormous implications. So does a false positive, so this is not a perfect test but... for a rapid test, (it is) not too bad at all.

  4. Mary Kirby:

    This is all part of intellectual property strategy at play -- the seat and aircraft makers are trying to cover themselves for the future, which is unknown, and the regulations of the future which are also unknown.

  5. Sir Arthur Eddington:

    Something unknown is doing we don't know what.

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