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The quality or state of being popular, especially the state of being widely admired, accepted, or sought after.


(ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ ti)

the quality or fact of being popular.


  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


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


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


Wide recognition for one's deeds:
sự được ưa chuộng


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


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


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


[ˌpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ] npopolarità


(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.


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
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Cuzak questioned me about her looks, her popularity, her voice; but he particularly wanted to know whether I had noticed her tiny feet, and whether I thought she had saved much money.
He was, in truth, their ruler; and, so long as he could maintain his popularity, no monarch could be more despotic, especially while the tribe continued in a hostile country.
Carr accepted the hospitality of the old cabin again, it was understood that he had sacrificed the new house and its furniture to some of the more pressing debts of the mine, and the act went far to restore his waning popularity.
Dimmesdale had achieved a brilliant popularity in his sacred office.
His inspiriting address was quoted to the extent of half a column in all the morning newspapers, which also said that it could be stated upon excellent authority that the unexpected popularity developed by Doyle, the Republican candidate for alderman, was giving great anxiety to Mr.
Day after day, and night after night, they went dining and visiting from house to house, making friends, enlarging and solidifying their popularity, and charming and surprising all with their musical prodigies, and now and then heightening the effects with samples of what they could do in other directions, out of their stock of rare and curious accomplishments.
These decorations proved her popularity in very much the same way as do the cotillion favors hanging on the bedroom walls of the fashionable belle.
Her daughter enjoyed a most uncommon degree of popularity for a woman neither young, handsome, rich, nor married.
How it would be a weakness in the government to break down in this attempt to practise for popularity on the lowest national antipathies and fears, and therefore Mr.
These testimonies to the popularity of my guardian made a deep impression on me, and I admired and wondered more than ever.
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
Strongest in that student community, she had used her power with good-nature enough to win the popularity of a school leader, and occasionally with unscrupulousness enough to secure the privileges of a school bully.