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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.


  3. publicadjective


  4. publicadjective


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  6. publicadjective


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. Mickey Rooney:

    There was, in fact, a standard studio recipe. Take one young actress, pluck her eyebrows, cap her teeth, shape her hairline, pad as required and throw her into the ring with Andy Hardy. Then wait and see. If the public responded, the starlet became a star.

  2. Eric Milito:

    A duplicative layer of new federal regulation is unnecessary, we urge the BLM to work carefully with the states to minimize costs and delays created by the new rules to ensure that public lands can still be a source of job creation and economic growth.

  3. Alexander Gabuev:

    So( China's leaders) need to shape public perceptions about this, and explain why dealing with Russia is morally justified or is the right thing to do -- and( China's media coverage) serves this purpose.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington, D.C., is utter terror at what 'We the People' are doing together, what we're seeing is the public coming together, libertarians coming together, men and women who love the Constitution coming together and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign.

  5. Kris Mohandie -LRB- left -RRB-:

    The bottom line is that cases are solved because people come forward with new information, and, proactively seeking public help, using the media as a way of getting the questions out there, beating the bushes, if you will, to get people to come forward, is an effective method of answering questions. And, I believe people know that. They’ve seen it happen … It is a natural thing to reach out and say, ‘ Somebody please help me. ’ And, attention to a case, particularly when it’s cold, will often cause a shift and the case gets solved or resolved.

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