Definitions for popularity
ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ tipop·u·lar·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word popularity.
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"
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.
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.
Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
Popularities, and circumstances which sway the ordinary judgment. uE000151150uE001 Bacon.
The act of courting the favour of the people.
Indicted for popularity and ambition. uE000151151uE001 Holland.
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: popularitas, Lat. popularité, Fr. from popular.
The best temper of minds desireth good name and true honour; the lighter, popularity and applause; the more depraved, subjection and tyranny. Francis Bacon.
Your mind has been above the wretched affectation of popularity. Dryden.
Admire we then,
Or popularity, or stars, or strings,
The mob’s applauses, or the gifts of kings. Alexander Pope.
He could be at the head of no factions and cabals, nor attended by a hired rabble, which his flatterers might represent as popularity. Jonathan Swift.
The persuader’s labour is to make things appear good or evil, which as it may be performed by solid reasons, so it may be represented also by colours, popularities and circumstances, which sway the ordinary judgment. Francis Bacon.
In sociology, popularity is how much a person, idea, place, item or other concept is either liked or accorded status by other people. Liking can be due to reciprocal liking, interpersonal attraction, and similar factors. Social status can be due to dominance, superiority, and similar factors. For example, a kind person may be considered likable and therefore more popular than another person, and a wealthy person may be considered superior and therefore more popular than another person. There are two primary types of interpersonal popularity: perceived and sociometric. Perceived popularity is measured by asking people who the most popular or socially important people in their social group are. Sociometric popularity is measured by objectively measuring the number of connections a person has to others in the group. A person can have high perceived popularity without having high sociometric popularity, and vice versa. According to psychologist Tessa Lansu at the Radboud University Nijmegen, "Popularity [has] to do with being the middle point of a group and having influence on it."
Popularity is the state of being liked, admired, or supported by a large number of people or a particular group due to certain qualities, characteristics, or actions. It refers to the level of widespread acceptance or recognition an individual, item, trend, or idea holds within a social context.
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
the quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity
something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap
the act of courting the favor of the people
public sentiment; general passion
Etymology: [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit.]
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
The triumph of the commonplace.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'popularity' in Nouns Frequency: #2478
The numerical value of popularity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of popularity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The Queen Mother, with a lifetime's popularity, seemed incapable of a bad performance as national grandmother-warm, smiling, human, understanding, she embodied everything the public could want of its grandmother.
We were intrigued by this radio soap, its background and its popularity in Rwanda, almost everyone we spoke to on the streets knows the program and can name at least five characters.
In theory, it can only increase his popularity, but his popularity is already very high and his rating has been at around the same level for some time.
Many would perhaps think of high-status kids as those who were highly visible and influential -- hanging out in the smoking area during breaks and partying during the weekends. That is another type of popularity, which is sometimes referred to as perceived popularity.
Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
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Translations for popularity
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- 인기, 人氣Korean
- populariti, kepopularanMalay
- popularnost, omiljenost, омиљеност, популарностSerbo-Croatian
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