Private and Shared


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Private adjective – Not known or meant to be known by the general populace.
Usage example: that he is planning to retire is private information until he makes a public announcement

Shared is an antonym for private.
Nearby Words: privation, privately, privacy, privative, privateer
Antonyms for Private


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Shared adjective – Used or done by a number of people as a group.
Usage example: shared resources

Private is an antonym for shared.
Nearby Words: share, sharing, sharer, shareable
Antonyms for Shared
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  • Held Gaze Usually these looks are shared when Derek is in grave danger or when the two are having private conversations.
    Source: Held Gaze
  • The mystery of Rosebud is something entirely private and special to Charles Foster Kane and something he never shared with anybody.
  • Series / Mock the Week Heterosexual Life-Partners: Dara and Ed, in both the show and real life.Andy: (during the 'Private Browsing' one) You boys have got a shared past that we can only imagine about.
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Shared or Private. 2016. Accessed January 26, 2021.

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