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Popularity meaning

popularity - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
  2. 2. The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
  3. 3. Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
  4. 4. The act of courting the favor of the people.
  5. 5. Public sentiment; general passion.

popularity - examples of usage

  1. Personal popularity, however, will tide him over a great deal. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It might interfere with his own popularity. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. The absurdity of his popularity was felt in his own day. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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