Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun private

1 sense of private

Sense 1
private, buck private, common soldier -- (an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines; "our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value")
       => enlisted man -- (a male enlisted person in the armed forces)

Antonyms of adj private

4 senses of private

Sense 1
private (vs. public) -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life")

public (vs. private) -- (not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures")
        => in the public eye (predicate) -- (of great interest to the public; "a person in the public eye")
        => national -- (owned or maintained for the public by the national government; "national parks")
        => open -- (open to or in view of all; "an open protest"; "an open letter to the editor")
        => semipublic -- (having some of the features of public institution)
        => state-supported -- (supported and operated by the government of a state; "a state university")
        => unexclusive, unrestricted -- (accessible to all)

Sense 2
private -- (concerning things deeply private and personal; "private correspondence"; "private family matters")

INDIRECT (VIA personal) -> impersonal -- (not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark")

Sense 3
individual (prenominal), private -- (concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath")

INDIRECT (VIA personal) -> impersonal -- (not relating to or responsive to individual persons; "an impersonal corporation"; "an impersonal remark")

Sense 4
secret, private -- (not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts")

INDIRECT (VIA inward) -> outward -- (relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections")

Similarity of adj private

4 senses of private

Sense 1
private (vs. public) -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life")
       => clannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby -- (befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior)
       => cloistered, reclusive, secluded, sequestered -- (providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot")
       => close -- (confined to specific persons; "a close secret")
       => closed-door -- (not open to the public; "a closed-door meeting")
       => confidential, secret -- ((of information) given in confidence or in secret; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications")
       => confidential -- (entrusted with private information and the confidence of another; "a confidential secretary")
       => insular -- (suggestive of the isolated life of an island; "an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels)
       => nonpublic -- (not invested with or related to prominent position or status etc.)
       => offstage, backstage -- (concealed from public view or attention; "offstage political meetings")
       => one-on-one -- (directly between two individuals; "one-on-one instruction")
       => privy, secluded, secret -- (hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden")
       => semiprivate -- (confined to a small number of hospital patients; "semiprivate room")
       => tete-a-tete, head-to-head -- (involving two persons; intimately private; "a tete-a-tete supper"; "a head-to-head conversation")
       => toffee-nosed -- (snobbish; pretentiously superior)
          Also See-> esoteric#1; personal#1

Sense 2
private -- (concerning things deeply private and personal; "private correspondence"; "private family matters")
       => personal (vs. impersonal) -- (concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers")

Sense 3
individual (prenominal), private -- (concerning one person exclusively; "we all have individual cars"; "each room has a private bath")
       => personal (vs. impersonal) -- (concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; "a personal favor"; "for your personal use"; "personal papers"; "I have something personal to tell you"; "a personal God"; "he has his personal bank account and she has hers")

Sense 4
secret, private -- (not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts")
       => inward (vs. outward) -- (relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections")

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