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1. private

adjective. ['ˈpraɪvət'] confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy.

Synonyms

  • cliquish
  • semiprivate
  • clannish
  • backstage
  • confidential
  • snobby
  • snobbish
  • privy
  • sequestered
  • close
  • personal
  • toffee-nosed
  • reclusive
  • nonpublic
  • esoteric
  • tete-a-tete
  • insular
  • secluded
  • one-on-one
  • closed-door
  • head-to-head
  • cloistered
  • offstage
  • secret

Antonyms

  • impersonal
  • exoteric
  • integrated
  • open

Etymology

  • privatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Private

  • composite
  • composite
  • corporate
  • corporate
  • quiet
  • separate
  • soviet
  • ultimate

Example sentences of the word private


1. Adjective
A growing number of public and private institutions are offering courses in business.

Quotes containing the word private


1. We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success.
- Marcus Samuelsson

2. There are certain things about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person. But basically, what you see is who I am. I'm independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I'm positive, I'm disciplined, I like my life in order, and I'm neat as a pin.
- Mary Tyler Moore

3. The more of your private life you put into the public domain, the smaller your private life becomes.
- Kevin McCloud

2. private-enterprise

adjective. subscribing to capitalistic competition.

Synonyms

  • capitalistic
  • capitalist
  • competitive

Antonyms

  • liberal
  • noncompetitive
  • unaggressive
  • state-controlled

3. private

noun. ['ˈpraɪvət'] an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines.

Synonyms

  • enlisted man
  • common soldier

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • unseal
  • far

Etymology

  • privatus (Latin)

4. private

adjective. ['ˈpraɪvət'] concerning things deeply private and personal.

Antonyms

  • uninformed

Etymology

  • privatus (Latin)

5. private

adjective. ['ˈpraɪvət'] concerning one person exclusively.

Synonyms

  • individual

Antonyms

  • unclassified
  • distant

Etymology

  • privatus (Latin)

6. private

adjective. ['ˈpraɪvət'] not expressed.

Synonyms

  • inward

Antonyms

  • unsociable
  • separate

Etymology

  • privatus (Latin)
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