Synonyms of private in English:



  • 1 his private plane
    personal, own, individual, special, exclusive, privately owned
    [Antonyms] public
  • 2 private talks
    confidential, secret, classified, unofficial, off the record, closet, in camera; backstage, privileged, one-on-one, tête-à-tête, sub rosa
    [Antonyms] public open
  • 3 private thoughts
    intimate, personal, secret; innermost, undisclosed, unspoken, unvoiced
  • 4 a very private man
    reserved, introvert, introverted, self-contained, reticent, discreet, uncommunicative, unforthcoming, retiring, unsociable, withdrawn, solitary, reclusive, hermitic
    [Antonyms] extrovert extroverted
  • 5 they found a private place in which to talk
    secluded, solitary, undisturbed, concealed, hidden, remote, isolated, out of the way, sequestered
    [Antonyms] busy crowded
  • 6 we can be private here
    undisturbed, uninterrupted; alone, by ourselves
  • 7 the governor attended in a private capacity
    unofficial, personal
    [Antonyms] official
  • 8 private industry
    independent; privatized, denationalized; commercial, private-enterprise
    [Antonyms] public nationalized
  • noun

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  • 1 a private in the army
    private soldier, common soldier; trooper; sapper, gunner; enlisted personnel
    informal GI
  • Phrases

    in private

    I'll tell you later, in privatein secretsecretlyprivatelybehind closed doorsin camerain confidenceconfidentiallybetween ourselvesentre nousoff the record formalsub rosa

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