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Popularity

Popularity Meaning & Definition
Popularity Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Popularity?

[n] the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after; "his charm soon won him affection and popularity"; "the universal popularity of American movies"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Popularity:

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See Also | hot stuff | quality

Popularity In Webster's Dictionary

\Pop`u*lar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Popularities}. [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit['e].] 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. A popularity which has lasted down to our time. --Macaulay. 2. The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity. This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation. --B. Jonson. 3. Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap. Popularities, and circumstances which . . . sway the ordinary judgment. --Bacon. 4. The act of courting the favor of the people. [Obs.] ``Indicted . . . for popularity and ambition.'' --Holland. 5. Public sentiment; general passion. [R.] A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. --Bancroft.

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