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public

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of public

  1. 1 not known by only a select few the mayor's indiscretions have been public knowledge for some time Synonyms of public open Words Related to public general, popular; nonclassified, unclassified, well-known; advertised, aired, announced, broadcast, declared, disclosed, divulged, heralded, posted, proclaimed, promulgated, publicized, published, spotlighted; current, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, shared; reported, reputed, rumored Phrases on record Near Antonyms of public classified; unadvertised, unannounced, undisclosed; clandestine, collusive, conspiratorial, covert; surreptitious, undercover, underhand, underhanded; intimate, personal; concealed, repressed, reserved, silenced, stifled, suppressed, withheld; recanted, retracted, revoked Antonyms of public confidential, private, privy, secret

  2. 2 freely available for use or participation by all a public swimming pool Synonyms of public free-for-all, open, unrestrictedWords Related to public collective, common, communal, shared; accessible, available, free; unregulated, unreservedNear Antonyms of public limited; inaccessible, unavailableAntonyms of public closed, exclusive, off-limits, private, restricted

  3. 3 of or relating to a nation a trade agreement in the public interest Synonyms of public civil, nationalWords Related to public civic, federal, municipal; government, governmental; domestic, internal, intestine; democratic, republican; nationwideNear Antonyms of public global, international; alien, external, foreignAntonyms of public nonnational

  4. 4 held by or applicable to a majority of the people public sentiment was against the war Synonyms of public common, majority, overall, popular, prevailing, general, received, ruling, vulgarWords Related to public unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedNear Antonyms of public rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, privateAntonyms of public uncommon, unpopular

  5. 5 used or done by a number of people as a group public transportation Synonyms of public collaborative, combined, common, communal, concerted, conjoint, conjunct, cooperative, joint, multiple, mutual, pooled, collective, shared, unitedWords Related to public bilateral, consensual, reciprocal, symbiotic, synergic, synergistic, two-way; mass, popular; general, generic, universalNear Antonyms of public personal, private; independent, separate, several; esoteric, particular, special, specializedAntonyms of public exclusive, individual, one-man, one-sided, one-way, single, sole, solitary, unilateral


public

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of public

  1. 1 human beings in general a lecture open to the public Synonyms of public folks, humanity, humankind, people, species, worldWords Related to public community, society; crowd, masses, mob, populace, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, riffraff

  2. 2 the body of the community as contrasted with the elite the highbrows have always disdained his horror novels, but the public just eats them up Synonyms of public commoners, commons, crowd, herd, hoi polloi, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, plebs, populace, mass, rank and fileWords Related to public cattle, proletariat, rabble, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashed; bourgeoisie, middle classNear Antonyms of public gentility, gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), gentry, haute monde, nobility, patriciate, peerage, quality, royalty, societyAntonyms of public A-list, aristocracy, best, choice, corps d'elite, cream, elect, elite, fat, flower, pick, pink, pride, upper crust



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