Private and Special


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Private adjective – Of, relating to, or belonging to a single person.
Usage example: club lockers in which private property may be stored

Special is a synonym for private in personal topic. In some cases you can use "Special" instead the word "Private" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like individual, exclusive.
Nearby Words: privation, privately, privacy, privative, privateer
Synonyms for Private


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Special adjective – Being the one or ones of a class with no other members.
Private is a synonym for special in individual topic. You can use "Private" instead the word "Special" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as personal.
Nearby Words: specialty, speciality, specialist, specially, specialization
Synonyms for Special

Things that words describes

person private person special person
area private area special area
class private class special class
place private place special place
Other nouns: school, forces.

Both words in one sentence

  • The mystery of Rosebud is something entirely private and special to Charles Foster Kane and something he never shared with anybody.
  • Monster / Comic Books John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of Professor Charles Xavier, runs his own special, private academy for "special" children.
  • All Just a Dream The 2nd special episode of High School D×D where Issei has an erotic dream of Akeno giving him a private lesson.
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