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English adjective: unknown

1. unknown not known


SamplesAn unknown amount.
An unknown island.
An unknown writer.
An unknown source.


Similarchartless, little-known, unbeknown, unbeknownst, uncharted, undiagnosed, undiscovered, unexplored, unheard-of, unidentified, unmapped


See alsoinglorious, unacknowledged, unfamiliar


Antonymsknown

2. unknown being or having an unknown or unnamed source


SamplesA poem by an unknown author.
Corporations responsible to nameless owners.
An unnamed donor.


Synonymsnameless, unidentified, unnamed


Similaranon., anonymous


Antonymsonymous

3. unknown not known to exist


SamplesThings obscurely felt surged up from unknown depths.


Similarunsuspected


Antonymssuspected

4. unknown not famous or acclaimed


SamplesAn obscure family.
Unsung heroes of the war.


Synonymsobscure, unsung


Similaringlorious


Antonymsglorious

5. unknown not known before


SamplesUsed many strange words.
Saw many strange faces in the crowd.
Don't let anyone unknown into the house.


Synonymsstrange


Similarunfamiliar


Antonymsfamiliar


English noun: unknown

1. unknown (location) an unknown and unexplored region


SamplesThey came like angels out the unknown.


Synonymsterra incognita, unknown region


Broader (hypernym)region

2. unknown (person) anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found


Synonymsalien, stranger


Broader (hypernym)interloper, intruder, trespasser


Narrower (hyponym)foreigner, outsider


Antonymsacquaintance, friend

3. unknown (communication) a variable whose values are solutions of an equation


Synonymsunknown quantity


Broader (hypernym)variable









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