What is the opposite of public?

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Adjective
Opposite of of, or provided by, the state rather than an independent, commercial company
“They now have to lease the trains that they use, principally from three private companies.”
Adjective
Opposite of done, perceived, or existing in open view
“The President called and said that he wanted to speak to me about a secret matter.”
Adjective
Opposite of held by, or applicable to, a majority of the people in an area or country
“It may be an unpopular opinion, but I think that summer is by far the worst season of the four.”
Adjective
Opposite of open to or shared by all the people of an area or country
“The town council has no way of providing services inside town camps as they are private property.”
Adjective
Opposite of of, or involved in the affairs of, the community, especially in government or entertainment
“Johnny is an obscure actor whose work tends towards arthouse and indie flicks.”
Adjective
Opposite of being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
Adjective
Opposite of characteristic of, or related to, a particular nation
“The international agency polices the development of atomic energy facilities.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to society or its organization
“The property was bought for personal purposes.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to a town or district or its governing body
Adjective
Opposite of open and not secret nor concealed
Adjective
Opposite of relating to or used for formal religious or public events
Adjective
(of political activity) Opposite of participated in by a large part of the public rather than driven by politicians or political parties
“The anti-monarchy lobby insists that the monarch is a burden on the taxpayer and undemocratic.”
Adjective
Opposite of clearly perceptible or self-explanatory
“Vision of the elusive bigfoot was unclear and inconclusive.”
Adjective
Opposite of generally accepted as correct or true
“An uncommon opinion is always unpopular, and as such demonstrates the honesty of the individual who expresses it.”
Adjective
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“This material is strictly prohibited by law.”
Adjective
Opposite of with no restrictions on those allowed to participate
“A private function will be organized for exclusive members.”
Adjective
Opposite of non-profit-making
Adjective
Opposite of on-air
Adjective
Opposite of common or mass
Adjective
Opposite of not limited or restricted
Adjective
Opposite of accepted, used or practiced by most people
Adjective
Opposite of not remarkable
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to an advertising promotion
Adjective
Opposite of possible or easy to acquire, access or use
“The documents in question are for the most part out of print and wholly inaccessible to the general public.”
Adjective
Opposite of relating to the government or public affairs of a country
Adjective
Opposite of marked by the presence of humans
“I am a true skeptic and I do not believe this house is haunted by spiritual beings.”
Noun
Opposite of the community or people in general
“He wasn't quite gifted enough to enter the ranks of the elite.”
Noun
Opposite of humankind in general
“My own relationship with animalkind is a positive one, but not everyone is comfortable around them.”
Noun
Opposite of the people who watch or are interested in an artist, writer, or performer
Haters are always going to hate!”
Noun
(the community) Opposite of a group of people typically sharing the same social values
“One person can make a difference, but perhaps, not as much as two.”
Noun
Opposite of a common person, someone of a lower class
Noun
Opposite of the people of a nation
“Many foreigners think that the bicycle rickshaw has been consigned to the history books, but in fact, they continue to be widely used in Dhaka.”
Noun
Opposite of a body of supporters or admirers
“The demonstration ended peacefully, with protesters dispersing of their own accord.”
Noun
(the majority) Opposite of a group representing the largest demographic within a sovereign state or nation
“If a majority are united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.”
Noun
Opposite of someone who purchases
Noun
Opposite of humanity as a whole
Noun
Opposite of one who purchases
Noun
Opposite of common people
Noun
Opposite of the people who frequent an establishment or purchase a service, collectively
Pronoun
Opposite of everyone
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