Synonyms of 'public'
1 peopleDictionary, society, countryThe poll is a test of the public's confidence in the government.
This reflects attitudes and values prevailing in society.
Seventy per cent of this country is opposed to blood sports.
Bangladesh now has a population of about 100 million.
He's well liked by the local community.
It was a story that touched the nation's heart.
The hideous truth was hidden from the multitude.
a large proportion of the populace
Joe Public (slang)
Joe Six-Pack (US, slang)
Main Street (US, Canadian)
1 civicDictionary, government, statea substantial part of public spending
the businessmen and civic leaders of Manchester
a state visit to Moscow
major national and international issues
the tightly woven social fabric of small towns
This civil unrest threatens the economy.
the municipal library
2 generalDictionary, popular, nationalParliament's decision was in line with public opinion.
Contrary to general opinion, Wiccans are not devil-worshippers.
the popular misconception that dinosaurs were all lumbering giants
It is common practice these days to administer vitamin K during childbirth.
There is widespread support for the proposals.
proposals for universal health care
It was a collective decision taken by the full board.
3 openDictionary, community, accessiblea public library
4 well-knownDictionary, leading, importantHe hit out at public figures who commit adultery.
He liked to surround himself with attractive or well-known people.
an important figure in the media world
a highly respected novelist
England's most famous landscape artist, John Constable
He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.
a distinguished academic family
a prominent member of the Law Society
one of the most influential books ever written
the notable occultist, Madame Blavatsky
The area is renowned for its churches.
an eminent public figure
The city is famed for its outdoor restaurants.
None of these buildings are noteworthy for their architecture.
in the public eye
5 knownDictionary, published, exposedShe was reluctant to make her views public.
He became one of the best-known actors of his day.
their open dislike of each other
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
It was plain to me that he was having a nervous breakdown.
This was a patent lie.
Although there is no overt hostility, black and white students do not mix much.
You have to look very carefully at your motives if you become a public figure – One for the Road]
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Thesaurus for public from the Collins English Thesaurus
You can refer to people in general, or to all the people in a particular country or community, as the public .