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Definitions for popularity contest
pop·u·lar·ity con·test

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  1. popularity contestnoun

    competition (real or figurative) for popular support


  1. Popularity contest

    A popularity contest is a real or attributed contest in which the sole criterion for winning is how many votes one gets, such that the winner is the most liked contestant. Although the phrase is often used disparagingly to suggest that some process is improperly based on popular appeal, the term historically referred to real contests sponsored by newspapers in late 19th century and early 20th century America. In 1914, the legality of these contests was challenged. A Kentucky appeals court ruled that popularity contests did not violate the state's lottery law.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity contest in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of popularity contest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of popularity contest in a Sentence

  1. Sergio Moro:

    I'm not in government to compete in a popularity contest or worry about my image.

  2. 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.

  3. Allen Roskoff:

    How dare she put our community’s heritage up for a popularity contest or a vote.


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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. descant
    • B. huff
    • C. excogitate
    • D. exacerbate

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