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Adjective public has 2 senses
- public - not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
Antonyms: private, backstage, clannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby, cloistered, reclusive, sequestered, close, closet, confidential, insular, nonpublic, offstage, one-on-one, privy, secluded, secret, semiprivate, tete-a-tete, head-to-head, toffee-nosed, closed-door
- public - affecting the people or community as a whole; "community leaders"; "community interests"; "the public welfare"
Antonym: individual (indirect, via common)