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Synonyms for unknownʌnˈnoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unknown, unknown region, terra incognita(noun)

    an unknown and unexplored region

    "they came like angels out the unknown"

    stranger, unknown quantity, terra incognita, unknown, 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, unknown(noun)

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

    unknown region, extraterrestrial, stranger, unknown, 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 quantity(adj)

    a variable whose values are solutions of an equation

    stranger, unknown quantity, terra incognita, unknown, 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. unknown(adj)

    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, unnamed(adj)

    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, unknown, 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. unknown(adj)

    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, unsung(adj)

    not famous or acclaimed

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

    unnoticeable, dark, hidden, obscure, unnamed, unvalued, strange, unknown, 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, unknown(adj)

    not known before

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

    unusual, unknown, 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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    See synonyms for CLEAR.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unknown(a.)

    unascertained, not known

  2. unknown(a.)

    mysterious, mystic, hidden, dark, enigmatical

  3. unknown(a.)

    without the knowledge of

  4. unknown(a.)

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

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