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Synonyms for public
ˈpʌb lɪkpub·lic

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  1. publicnoun


  2. publicadjective

    Able to be seen or known by everyone; open to general view, happening without concealment.

    Members of the public may not proceed beyond this point.


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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. public

    Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.

    common, commonplace, customary, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, normal, ordinary, popular, prevalent, universal, usual

    exceptional, infrequent, rare, singular, uncommon, unknown, unusual

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  1. public

    open, notorious, common, social, national, exoteric, general, generally known

    close, secret, private, domestic, secluded, solitary, personal, individual

Princeton's WordNet

  1. populace, public, worldnoun

    people in general considered as a whole

    "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

    reality, world, humankind, human race, earthly concern, man, cosmos, globe, creation, macrocosm, universe, worldly concern, populace, humanity, human beings, mankind, existence, humans, earth, domain

    offstage, closed-door, secluded, private, one-on-one, tete-a-tete, clubby, secret, nonpublic, single, privy, snobbish, cliquish, confidential, insular, snobby, semiprivate, cloistered, sequestered, reclusive, clannish, individual, head-to-head, backstage, toffee-nosed, close

  2. publicadjective

    a body of people sharing some common interest

    "the reading public"

    world, populace

    reclusive, one-on-one, single, close, snobbish, clubby, tete-a-tete, cloistered, insular, secret, private, confidential, clannish, head-to-head, secluded, individual, snobby, semiprivate, cliquish, backstage, toffee-nosed, offstage, closed-door, nonpublic, sequestered, privy

  3. publicadjective

    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"

    nonpublic, secluded, privy, secret, confidential, cloistered, toffee-nosed, snobbish, backstage, individual, sequestered, snobby, cliquish, reclusive, closed-door, insular, single, semiprivate, close, clannish, tete-a-tete, head-to-head, clubby, offstage, private, one-on-one

  4. publicadjective

    affecting the people or community as a whole

    "community leaders"; "community interests"; "the public welfare"

    semiprivate, head-to-head, snobby, closed-door, cliquish, confidential, secret, toffee-nosed, offstage, secluded, clubby, private, sequestered, nonpublic, backstage, clannish, one-on-one, insular, single, individual, cloistered, reclusive, privy, snobbish, tete-a-tete, close

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. publicadjective

    of the whole, not private

  2. publicadjective

    open, notorious, generally known

  3. publicadjective

    common, general

  4. publicnoun

    [preceded by The.] persons, men, society, the people, the community, the world

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  1. Amanda Gutterman:

    … I'd caution celebrities to think hard about whom they choose to endorse, knowing that their views, once public, will have an out-sized impact, in an ideal world, celebrities would only endorse after careful study of the candidate and what his or her policies would actually mean for America.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If a person is not true to own nice word, then it is never heard or listened by the people, but still if the public cheer or clap for the same then it is a slap only by the hired audience on his/her face.

  3. Stephen Boyd:

    Whatever Mr. Corney may have said and whatever Mr. Flynn's demeanor, the evidence in the public record proves beyond any reasonable doubt that Mr. Flynn knowingly made false statements about contacts with the Russian ambassador.

  4. Aaron Whitehead:

    Some of the outrageous events surrounding this sloppy process certainly do not typify the level of quality that Texans expect from our judicial system, ken Paxton, like all Americans, deserves to have his say in a court of law, rather than be judged in a court of public opinion that is presided over by liberal interest groups.

  5. Chairman Huber:

    I want to be very clear, the manipulation of tests for diesel engines is a moral and political disaster, the illegal behaviour of developers and technicians in the development of engines has shocked Volkswagen as much as it has the public.

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