populace, public, world(noun)
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
a body of people sharing some common interest
"the reading public"
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
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
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
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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List of paraphrases for "public":
audience, general, publique, civil, audiences, open, government, population, official, público, pública, state, publiques, publics, public-sector, year, report, publicly, governmental, citizens, públicas, pubic, plenary, state-owned, public-, society, pubblica, citizen, δημοσίου, popular, people, government-run
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How to use public in a sentence?
We still have some areas to address. I would say were 80 % of the way there with pure public health issues, but then there are travel-related issues.
They stretched and stretched and mortgaged to the hilt to buy the cheapest house in the town with one of the best public school systems.
We are just beginning to look at primary prevention strategies that we can implement before people get violent, and we are looking at this more from the public health standpoint. Rather than identify a single individual, we want to roll it out to the public at large.
If it causes discomfort anyhow to the ordinary people, then it can't be in the interest of the general public.
The general public no longer having access to any form of central bank money can make it more difficult for the Riksbank to promote a safe and efficient payment system.
Translations for public
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- علني, جمهور, عمومي, عامArabic
- públicCatalan, Valencian
- veřejnost, veřejnýCzech
- Öffentlichkeit, Publikum, öffentlichGerman
- κοινός, κοινο-, κοινό, δημόσιοςGreek
- julkinen, pörssi, yleisö, yleinen, julkisoikeudellinenFinnish
- poiblí, daoine, pobalIrish
- poblach, sluaghScottish Gaelic
- piblikHaitian Creole
- nyilvánosság, köz, nagyközönség, nyilvános, közösségiHungarian
- umum, khalayak, terbukaIndonesian
- vulgus, publicumLatin
- marake, tūmatanui, o te katoa, marea, mārakerakeMāori
- openbaar, publiek, overheids-, staats-Dutch
- allmennt, offentlig, allmennNorwegian
- público, estatalPortuguese
- общественность, публика, общественный, публичный, народRussian
- publika, javni, javnostSerbo-Croatian
- statlig, allmän, allmänhet, offentligSwedish
- ప్రజా, ప్రభుత్వ నిధి, బాహాటము, ప్రజలు, వేలంTelugu
- halka açıkTurkish
- công cộngVietnamese
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