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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.

  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.

  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.

  4. popularitynoun

    The act of courting the favour of the people.

    Indicted for popularity and ambition. uE000151151uE001 Holland.

  5. popularitynoun

    Public sentiment; general passion.

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

  6. 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

  2. Popularitynoun

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

  3. Popularitynoun

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

  4. Popularitynoun

    the act of courting the favor of the people

  5. Popularitynoun

    public sentiment; general passion

  6. 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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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Kamala Harris:

    President Donald Trump has this goal to turn 20 % of Black men out in favor of President Donald Trump. Donald Trump who pushed, as part of President Donald Trump popularity, the theme that the first Black man to be President of the United States was illegitimately there.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has attained popularity not in reality,but superficially built it merely through media blitz or mass publicity is praised by only those people who have either stupidity deeply rooted in their life or are involved heavily into the activity of sycophancy and hypocrisy.

  3. Karen Grassle:

    Where it really got tough for me was when it was time for the second season, if you were on a hit series, it was common to renegotiate your contract based on its popularity. Michael did not want to give me a raise. He began to diminish my part, my value.

  4. Linda Ong:

    Their popularity can be seen in the traditional sense as a mere brand extension.

  5. Vanna Bonta:

    Popularity is not an indication of quality.

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