Synonyms of public


1. populace, public, world, people

usage: people in general considered as a whole; "he is a hero in the eyes of the public"

2. public, body

usage: a body of people sharing some common interest; "the reading public"


1. public (vs. private), in the public eye(predicate), national, open, semipublic, state-supported, unexclusive, unrestricted, exoteric, overt#1, open#16

usage: not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"

2. public, common (vs. individual)

usage: affecting the people or community as a whole; "community leaders"; "community interests"; "the public welfare"

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