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What is the opposite of private?

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Opposite of intended to be kept secret
“The two leaders have agreed to engage in a public discussion.”
Opposite of hidden or out of the way
“It must be difficult for a celebrity to walk around this busy city without being recognized.”
Opposite of being (alone) by oneself
“I think he needs to be in the company of others during these moments.”
Opposite of choosing not to socialize with, or to reveal thoughts and feelings to, others
“Friends recall him as an extroverted man who regularly socialized with others.”
Opposite of privately owned and not for general or public use
“The amenities outside are meant for public use.”
(of thoughts or feelings) Opposite of kept to oneself and not publicly known
“He was incredibly open about the challenges he had faced in life.”
Opposite of owned or paid for by individuals rather than by the government
“The council has pledged to improve the state of public facilities and services.”
Opposite of not connected with one's work or official position
“The First Lady was presented with a gift during her official visit to the city.”
Opposite of sly, cautious, and secretive
Opposite of slow to reveal emotion or opinions
Opposite of deserted or not regularly visited or used
Opposite of not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
“The check-in assistant seemed to be in a particularly garrulous mood, chatting with his colleague while he printed out the boarding card.”
Opposite of existing within the mind, soul or spirit, and often not expressed
Opposite of only admitting a select group of people
Opposite of having an air of class or luxury, especially due to being costly
“We are in a cheap restaurant in a middle-of-nowhere town in Nevada that just happens to have one, unassailable attraction.”
(of a person or lifestyle) Opposite of isolated from others
“Ellen lived a very busy life, and would rarely be alone at home.”
Opposite of intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with specialized knowledge or interest
Opposite of exclusive to, or for, someone, something or a group
“Once payment has been accepted, you will then get unrestricted access to all the facilities at this gym.”
Opposite of having a calm and tranquil nature due to isolation
“The well-renowned nightclub became an unruly haven for misfits.”
Opposite of characteristic of, or belonging to, a single or particular person or thing
“The task of improving our society is a shared responsibility that must be undertaken by all citizens.”
Opposite of denoting amorous liaisons
“He has had several lady friends over the years, but their relationships have always been platonic.”
Opposite of only used by or consisting of a privileged group
“Impaired judgment may take the form of diminished concern for the future, increased risk-taking, unrestrained drinking of alcohol, and indiscriminate selection of food.”
Opposite of the lowest rank in the army, below lance corporal or private first class
“You jump when the general tells you to jump.”
Opposite of a person who serves in an army
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