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