Synonyms of public in English:

public

adjective

  • 1 public affairs
    state, national, federal, government; constitutional, civic, civil, official, social, municipal, community, communal, local; nationalized
    [Antonyms] private
  • 2 by public demand
    popular, general, common, communal, collective, shared, joint, universal, widespread
  • 3 a public figure
    prominent, well known, important, leading, eminent, distinguished, notable, noteworthy, noted, celebrated, household, famous, famed, influential, major-league
    [Antonyms] obscure unknown
  • 4 public places
    open (to the public), communal, accessible to all, available, free, unrestricted, community
    [Antonyms] restricted
  • 5 the news became public
    known, published, publicized, in circulation, exposed, overt, plain, obvious
    [Antonyms] unknown secret
  • noun

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  • 1 the American public
    people, citizens, subjects, general public, electors, electorate, voters, taxpayers, residents, inhabitants, citizenry, population, populace, community, society, country, nation, world; everyone
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    agoraphobia a fear of open or public places

    Phrases

    in public

    she didn't like it when he would kiss her in publicpubliclyin full view of peopleopenlyin the openfor all to seeundisguisedlyblatantlyflagrantlybrazenlyovertly

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