Public and Particular


Public adjective - Used or done by a number of people as a group.
Usage example: public transportation

Particular is an antonym for public in topics: known, community.


Particular adjective - Of, relating to, or belonging to a single person.
Usage example: that particular mug is Mike's

Public is an antonym for particular.

How words are described

real real public real particular
local local public local particular
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Particular or Public. 2016. Accessed June 05, 2023.
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