psychotic, adj. 1. psychopathic, insane, mentally ill; deranged, mad, lunatic, demented, Latin, non compos mentis; paranoiac, severely neurotic, neuro-asthenic; abnormal, aberrant, exceptional, deviate; unbalanced, disturbed, sick. -n. 2. psychopath, Psychiatry, psychopathic personality, insane person; lunatic, madman, maniac, bedlamite; schizophrenic, SI. schiz, SI. schizo; paranoiac, manic-depressive, megalomaniac, pyromaniac, psychopathic killer.
puberty, n. adolescence, teens, teenage, teen-aged years; pubescence, pubescency, young adulthood; nubility, ripeness, heyday, springtime of life, flower of youth, bloom or flower of life.
pubescent, adj. 1. teen-aged, in the teens, adolescent; young, fresh, blooming, budding, new-fledged; nubile, ripe, ready; youthful, inexperienced, tender, green, wet behind the ears; downy-cheeked, untried, underaged, minor.
2. Botany., Zoology, downy, hairy, Bot. tomentose, Bot. villous or villose; soft, smooth, silken, silky, satiny, velvety, velutinous.
public, adj. 1. general, common, communal, joint, united, collective; national, nationwide, statewide, countrywide; widespread, universal, world-wide; ecumenical, catholic, extensive, comprehensive; civic, popular, plebeian, proletarian.
2. unrestricted, not private or exclusive; unenclosed, available, accessible; unfenced, unbounded, uncircumscribed, shared; free to all, open to the public, of free access; elective, voluntary, unconditional, publicly-financed, tax-supported, tax-dependent, under the public domain; tax-paid, elected, publicly-appointed, serving the voters.
3. open, published, in circulation; known, notorious, recognized; admitted, avowed, widely known; manifest, done in broad daylight; overt, plain, plain to see, apparent, clearly apparent; unconcealed, exposed, clear, clear-cut, plain as day; visible, naked, bald, unhidden; unveiled, unshrouded, uncurtained, unobscured; obvious, patent, palpable, conspicuous; blatant, flagrant, egregious; up front, right out in the open, in front of all the world, for all the world to know, Inf. on the front page.
4. prominent, well-known, eminent, famous, celebrated; important, considerable, substantial, named, renowned, illustrious; exalted, respected, credited, honored, consequential, of consequence, of high or great reputation or repute; influential, weighty, powerful, prestigious, notable; disreputable, infamous, notorious, on the “most wanted” list.
-n. 5. populace, population, community, citizens, nation, voters, voting public; society, men, women, children; hoi polloi, common people, masses, vulgus, Archaic, the vulgar, commonage, demos; proletariat, plebeians, bourgeoisie; the multitude, the many, Chiefly Brit, admass; rank and file, Latin, hoc genus omne, Fr. tout le monde, everyone; grass roots, Inf. the silent majority, the man in the street, U.S. Middle America, Main Street USA.
6. clientele, buyers, Inf. trade; patrons, patronage, Inf. regulars; following, followers, fans, admirers, readers, subscribers, audience.
publication, n. 1. publishing, printing, issuance, production, putting out, putting together; editing, going over, proofreading, binding, manufacture.
2. announcement, pronouncement, advertisement, proclamation; broadcast, airing; disclosure, exposure,