Public and Personal


Public adjective - Not known by only a select few.
Usage example: the mayor's indiscretions have been public knowledge for some time

Personal is an antonym for public in topics: open, private.


Personal adjective - Of, relating to, or belonging to a single person.
Usage example: he kept personal items in a separate drawer

Public is an antonym for personal in private topic.

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