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Synonyms for public
ˈpʌb lɪkpub·lic

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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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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  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. Andrew Pekosz:

    The data from Public Health England has shown that Public Health England outcompeted the Alpha variant in that population. That is strong head to head evidence that Public Health England is Public Health England, here in the US it is doing very similar things. It seems to be on its way to becoming the dominant lineage in the US.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    President Lincoln said public sentiment is everything. Well in order for the public to have the sentiment, the public has to know, so I hope you will be messengers of the truth to the public. We think today was really a milestone, in making that sentiment be more informed.

  3. Richard M. Nixon:

    I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited from public service. I've earned every cent. And in all of my years in public life I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.

  4. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.

  5. John Adams:

    Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honor, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions

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