Pronunciation of Private
/pɹˈa͡ɪvət/, /pɹˈaɪvət/, /p_ɹ_ˈaɪ_v_ə_t/
Synonyms for private:
residential, incognito, misunderstood, unheeded, own, unspecified, soldier, undiscovered, unidentified, commonly, demotic, unacknowledged, intangible, anonymous, unheard, unforeseeable, undisclosed, unremarked, unrecorded, unexplained, domestic, unidentifiable, hush-hush, unrecognized, unexplored, strange, auricular, unfamiliar, unsuspected, popularize, chicken-and-egg, vox pop, unknowable, indeterminable, indeterminate, inconceivable.
hidden, isolated (adjective)
personal, intimate (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
lowest rank of person enlisted in armed service (noun)
confidential, individual, sequestered, tete a tete, close, one-on-one, closet, clubby, personal, closed-door, secret, common soldier, cloistered, reclusive, secluded, privy, snobby, inward, buck private, cliquish, offstage, backstage, snobbish, toffee-nosed, clannish, insular, nonpublic.
Usage examples for private:
- Perhaps you know how they hate each other as nations, and these two have a private quarrel as well." - "The Wheel O' Fortune", Louis Tracy.
- " Yes," observed the private, " but of what use is it when the night is so dark?" - "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", JosÃ© Rizal.
- I wish to speak with Madame d'Argeles in private. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.