Anonymous vs Distinct - What's the difference?

anonymous | distinct |


As a proper noun anonymous

is a hacktivist group opposed to internet censorship, government corruption, homophobia and scientology.

As an adjective distinct is

capable of being perceived very clearly.

anonymous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (not comparable) Lacking a name; not named and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species.
  • (not comparable) Without any name acknowledged of a person responsible, as that of author, contributor, or the like.
  • an anonymous''' pamphlet; an ' anonymous subscription.
  • (not comparable) Of unknown name; whose name is withheld
  • an anonymous' author; an ' anonymous benefactor.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=April 19 , author=Josh Halliday , title=Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=The shift in the balance of power online has allowed anyone to publish to the world, from dispirited teenagers in south London to an anonymous cyber-dissident in a Middle East autocracy.}}
    No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous .
  • (comparable, figurative) Lacking individuality.
  • an anonymous office block in a soulless industrial estate

    Synonyms

    * (lacking a name) nameless * (without acknowledged responsible agent) * (of unknown name) unidentified, unknown, unnamed * (lacking individuality) faceless * (without consideration of prestige or background) on the merits

    Antonyms

    * onymous

    Derived terms

    () * anonym * anonymously * anonymousness

    See also

    * (wikipedia) * John Doe * unknown

    distinct

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being perceived very clearly.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.}}
  • Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne, title=Well Tackled!
  • , chapter=13 citation , passage=“Yes, there are two distinct sets of footprints, both wearing rubber shoes—one I think ordinary plimsolls, the other goloshes,” replied the sergeant.}}
  • Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
  • Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from .
  • * Clarendon
  • The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct .
  • (obsolete) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
  • * Milton
  • Wherever thus created — for no place / Is yet distinct by name.
  • (obsolete) Marked; variegated.
  • * Spenser
  • The which [place] was dight / With divers flowers distinct with rare delight.

    Synonyms

    * prominent * separate * several (in dated sense)

    Antonyms

    * indistinct * (capable of being perceived very clearly) confusing * (different from one another) same