popularity


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pop·u·lar·i·ty

 (pŏp′yə-lăr′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or state of being popular, especially the state of being widely admired, accepted, or sought after.

pop•u•lar•i•ty

(ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ ti)

n.
the quality or fact of being popular.

Popularity

 
  1. Favor, like disgrace, brings trouble with it —Lao Tzu
  2. Hot as a pistol —Rex Reed

    A variant to this is to be “Hot as a two dollar pistol.”

  3. (Nothing is as … ) popular as goodness —Michel de Montaigne
  4. She looked as if her phone had been ringing continually ever since she had reached puberty —J. D. Salinger

See Also: PERSONALITY PROFILES

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
hot stuff - the quality of being popular; "skiing is hot stuff in New Hampshire"
unpopularity - the quality of lacking general approval or acceptance

popularity

noun
2. currency, acceptance, circulation, vogue, prevalence This theory has enjoyed tremendous popularity among sociologists.

popularity

noun
Wide recognition for one's deeds:
Translations
شَعْبِيَّةشَعْبِيَّه
popularitaoblíbenost
popularitet
suosio
popularnost
népszerűség
vinsældir
人気
인기
popularitas
popularitate
popularita
priljubljenost
popularitet
ความนิยม
beğenilmepopülerliksevilme
sự được ưa chuộng

popularity

[ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ] Npopularidad f
to gain or grow in popularitygozar de una popularidad cada vez mayor

popularity

[ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪti] npopularité f
to increase in popularity → devenir de plus en plus populaire
to gain in popularity → devenir de plus en plus populaire

popularity

nBeliebtheit f; (with the public also) → Popularität f(with bei); he’d do anything to win popularityer würde alles tun, um sich beliebt zu machen; he’d never win a popularity contest!er ist nicht gerade beliebt; the sport is growing/declining in popularitydieser Sport wird immer populärer/verliert immer mehr an Popularität

popularity

[ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ] npopolarità

popular

(ˈpopjulə) adjective
1. liked by most people. a popular holiday resort; a popular person; She is very popular with children.
2. believed by most people. a popular theory.
3. of the people in general. popular rejoicing.
4. easily read, understood etc by most people. a popular history of Britain.
ˈpopularly adverb
amongst, or by, most people. He was popularly believed to have magical powers.
ˈpopuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun
the state of being well liked.
ˈpopularize, ˈpopularise verb
to make popular or widely known. She did much to popularize women's sport.

popularity

شَعْبِيَّة popularita popularitet Beliebtheit δημοτικότητα popularidad suosio popularité popularnost popolarità 人気 인기 populariteit popularitet popularność popularidade популярность popularitet ความนิยม popülerlik sự được ưa chuộng 名望
References in classic literature ?
Their popularity, so general at first, had suffered afterward; mainly because they had been TOO popular, and so a natural reaction had followed.
Certainly it is good to compound employments of both; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age, may correct the defects of both; and good for succession, that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity, youth.
Overdue" was rushed upon the market by the Meredith-Lowell Company in the height of his popularity, and being fiction, in point of sales it made even a bigger strike than "The Shame of the Sun.
The Author of the Waverley Novels had hitherto proceeded in an unabated course of popularity, and might, in his peculiar district of literature, have been termed L'Enfant G
His popularity soon awakened envy among the native braves; he was a stranger, an intruder, a white man.
Like a wise man he had set to work to rebuild the injured popularity of his house and stop up the gaps and ruins in which his name had been left by his disreputable and thriftless old predecessor.
Her daughter enjoyed a most uncommon degree of popularity for a woman neither young, handsome, rich, nor married.
An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.
Hancock, though he loved his country, yet thought quite as much of his own popularity as he did of the people's rights.
But though he did everything to alienate the sympathy of other boys he longed with all his heart for the popularity which to some was so easily accorded.
he cried, with the boyish gayety of manner which was one of the secrets of his popularity among women.
But then the two rivals in popularity shook hands heartily and parted on terms of intimate friendship.