Personally vs Privately - What's the difference?

personally | privately |

As adverbs the difference between personally and privately

is that personally is in a personal manner while privately is in a private manner.



Alternative forms

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(en adverb)
  • In a personal manner.
  • In person.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Nothing was too small to receive attention, if a supervising eye could suggest improvements likely to conduce to the common welfare. Mr. Gordon Burnage, for instance, personally visited dust-bins and back premises, accompanied by a sort of village bailiff, going his round like a commanding officer doing billets.}}
  • Concerning oneself.
  • As a person.
  • privately



    (en adverb)
  • In a private manner.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 13 , author=Andrew Benson , title=Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Alonso and Ferrari may well privately regret the decision to delay their second pit stop until two laps after Maldonado made his on the 24th of 66 laps.}}


    * publicly