What is another word for privy?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈɪvi] (IPA)

Privy, a word that originated from Middle English, means "in the know" or "having knowledge of something secret". Some synonyms for this word include "aware", "familiar", "acquainted", "versed", and "knowledgeable". Another similar term is "confidant", which refers to someone trusted with confidential information. Other synonyms include "insider", "informed", "clued-in", "in on the secret", and "cognizant". These words are all used to describe someone who possesses knowledge or understanding of something that is not widely known or discussed. In everyday conversations, people might use these synonyms interchangeably with "privy" to convey the same meaning.

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What are the opposite words for privy?

Privy means being aware of information that is not generally known to others. However, there are several antonyms to the word 'privy.' The first antonym is unknowledgeable, which means lacking knowledge or awareness about something. Another antonym of privy is unaware, which means not having the knowledge or understanding of a particular fact or situation. Uninformed is another antonym which refers to the lack of information or knowledge about a particular subject. The opposite of being privy can also be ignorant, which means lacking in knowledge or information about something. These antonyms of privy can help to express the opposite meaning or direction of the original word.

Usage examples for Privy

"Sorry to interrupt a privy council," said he, "but I've come to ask a favor,-don't look frightened; it's not for a woman, my Lady,-but I want a card for your next Saturday, for a male friend of mine."
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The Holbein of 1537 was painting the King of England on the wall of his privy Chamber.
Beatrice Fortescue
The earliest payment for one in the privy Purse expenses occurs in December, 1529, and is for twenty shillings "for a perwyke for Sexton, the king's fool."
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews

Famous quotes with Privy

  • I wasn't privy to all of the intelligence that was coming in about Guatemala, but I did see the traffic that was coming in from Guatemala City, because it was very relevant to me, and of course I exchanged what I had with the chief of station in Guatemala City.
    E. Howard Hunt
  • I think it's really odd, too, that the public is so privy to how much money the actors make and what movies cost. It seems to me to be beside the point. When I go to a movie I really don't want to think about the money. I want to see the story.
    Holly Hunter
  • Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God?
    E. O. Wilson
  • All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.
    Francis Beaumont
  • An old quote says that none can fool all the people ALL THE TIME, but the fact is that no one can do this AT ANY TIME as some persons are surely going to be privy to it AT EACH TIME.
    Anuj Somany

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