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Synonyms for private

Synonyms for (noun) private

Synonyms: private, common soldier, buck private Definition: an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines Usage: our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value

Similar words: enlisted man Definition: a male enlisted person in the armed forces

Synonyms for (adjective) private

Synonyms: secret, private Definition: not expressed Usage: secret (or private) thoughts

Similar words: inward Definition: relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts Usage: a concern with inward reflections

Synonyms: individual, private Definition: concerning one person exclusively Usage: we all have individual cars; each room has a private bath

Similar words: personal Definition: concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality Usage: a personal favor; for your personal use; personal papers; I have something personal to tell you; a personal God; he has his personal bank account and she has hers

Synonyms: private Definition: concerning things deeply private and personal Usage: private correspondence; private family matters

Similar words: personal Definition: concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality Usage: a personal favor; for your personal use; personal papers; I have something personal to tell you; a personal God; he has his personal bank account and she has hers

Synonyms: private Definition: confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy Usage: a private place; private discussions; private lessons; a private club; a private secretary; private property; the former President is now a private citizen; public figures struggle to maintain a private life

Similar words: snobbish, snobby, clannish, cliquish, clubby Definition: befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior

Similar words: cloistered, secluded, sequestered, reclusive Definition: providing privacy or seclusion Usage: the cloistered academic world of books; sat close together in the sequestered pergola; sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree; a secluded romantic spot

Similar words: close Definition: confined to specific persons Usage: a close secret

Similar words: closed-door Definition: not open to the public Usage: a closed-door meeting

Similar words: confidential, secret Definition: (of information) given in confidence or in secret Usage: this arrangement must be kept confidential; their secret communications

Similar words: confidential Definition: entrusted with private information and the confidence of another Usage: a confidential secretary

Similar words: insular Definition: suggestive of the isolated life of an island Usage: an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist- Leonard Michaels

Similar words: nonpublic Definition: not invested with or related to prominent position or status etc.

Similar words: offstage, backstage Definition: concealed from public view or attention Usage: offstage political meetings

Similar words: one-on-one Definition: directly between two individuals Usage: one-on-one instruction

Similar words: privy, secluded, secret Definition: hidden from general view or use Usage: a privy place to rest and think; a secluded romantic spot; a secret garden

Similar words: semiprivate Definition: confined to a small number of hospital patients Usage: semiprivate room

Similar words: tete-a-tete, head-to-head Definition: involving two persons; intimately private Usage: a tete-a-tete supper; a head-to-head conversation

Similar words: toffee-nosed Definition: snobbish; pretentiously superior