Definition of privacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɪvəsi/
Pronunciation: /ˈprʌɪvəsi/


[mass noun]
1A state in which one is not observed or disturbed by other people: she returned to the privacy of her own home
More example sentences
  • The house is set off the road and offers plenty of seclusion and privacy for its occupants.
  • The only drawback is the loss of privacy to the rear by the addition of some new houses.
  • So, we'll leave the young lovers their peace and their privacy, for the time being at least.
seclusion, privateness, solitude, isolation, retirement, peace, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quietness, lack of disturbance, lack of interruption, freedom from interference
rare sequestration, reclusion
1.1The state of being free from public attention: a law to restrict newspapers' freedom to invade people’s privacy
More example sentences
  • It must have given him a view, though, on matters of privacy for public figures.
  • The authors wish to codify and clarify where privacy and free speech rights begin and end.
  • Many argue that they could amount to an invasion of personal privacy and free choice.

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