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Definitions for popularity
ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ tipop·u·lar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. popularitynoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. popularitynoun

    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.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  2. popularitynoun

    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. uE000151149uE001 Ben Jonson.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  3. popularitynoun

    Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.

    Popularities, and circumstances which sway the ordinary judgment. uE000151150uE001 Bacon.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  4. popularitynoun

    The act of courting the favour of the people.

    Indicted for popularity and ambition. uE000151151uE001 Holland.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

  5. popularitynoun

    Public sentiment; general passion.

    A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. uE000151152uE001 Bancroft.

    Etymology: popularitas an effort to please the people

Webster Dictionary

  1. Popularitynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  2. Popularitynoun

    the quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  3. Popularitynoun

    something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  4. Popularitynoun

    the act of courting the favor of the people

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

  5. Popularitynoun

    public sentiment; general passion

    Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]

Freebase

  1. Popularity

    Popularity is a social phenomena that dictates who or what is best liked. Through peer influence, target objects can quickly skyrocket in how pervasive they are in society. The more pervasive something is, the more people have access to it. Since popularity is judged in a social context, the more people who support or know something or someone, the more popular it will then be judged. Interpersonally, people can alter their appearance to change how others perceive them, causing popularity to increase or decrease in the form of individual likability or group consensus.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. popularity

    The triumph of the commonplace.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'popularity' in Nouns Frequency: #2478

How to pronounce popularity?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of popularity in a Sentence

  1. Kristen Stewart:

    What is really obvious and apparent is the difference between why people make movies in France and why people make movies in the States, i like the fact that people aren't dying to make a bunch of money and win a popularity contest, they're actually just desirous of telling stories - so I feel at home here.

  2. President Trump:

    I had a popularity rate... I was close to 100 % popular.

  3. Sensor Tower founder Oliver Yeh:

    Despite the brakes having been put on Senor Tower growth in India, we expect TikTok to rebound quickly from this situation given its popularity and user base there.

  4. Cometan:

    No different from others of my age am I for I feel the pressures of the age in which I live: that of attraction, wealth and popularity.

  5. Sarah Gregorius:

    After 2019, there was this boom of popularity and interest in the sport. And then it got really chopped at the knees because all of a sudden there was no sport, no significant women’s football on TV to really maintain that momentum, obviously that has a very direct and real impact on the players but it also has an impact on an industry that’s still trying to emerge, still trying to grow, still trying to develop. And obviously you need to have the sport visible in order for that growth to happen and that momentum to stay in place.

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

popularity#1#4399#10000

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