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privately adv
1 kept private or confined to those intimately concerned; "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private" [syn: in private, in camera] [ant: publicly]
2 by a private person or interest; "a privately financed campaign" [ant: publicly]

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  1. In a private manner.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a huis clos, apart, aside, behind closed doors, by stealth, covertly, furtively, hugger-mugger, in camera, in chambers, in executive session, in person, in privacy, in private, in private conference, in privy, in propria persona, in the flesh, individually, januis clausis, personally, privily, stealthily, sub rosa, surreptitiously
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