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un·pop·u·lar

 (ŭn-pŏp′yə-lər)
adj.
Lacking general approval or acceptance.

un′pop·u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.

unpopular

(ʌnˈpɒpjʊlə)
adj
not popular with an individual or group of people
unpopularity n
unˈpopularly adv

un•pop•u•lar

(ʌnˈpɒp yə lər)

adj.
1. not popular; disliked or ignored by the public.
2. in disfavor with a particular person or group.
[1640–50]
un`pop•u•lar′i•ty, n.
un•pop′u•lar•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpopular - regarded with disfavor or lacking general approvalunpopular - regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval; "unpopular ideas"; "an unpopular war"
popular - regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public; "a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"

unpopular

adjective disliked, rejected, unwanted, avoided, shunned, unwelcome, undesirable, unattractive, detested, out of favour, unloved, out in the cold, cold-shouldered, not sought out, sent to Coventry (Brit.) I was unpopular in high school.
popular, liked, wanted, loved, welcome, favoured, desirable
Translations
غَيْر شَعْبي، غَيْر مَحْبوبغَيْرُ مَحْبُوب
neoblíbenýnepopulární
upopulær
epäsuosittu
nepopularan
népszerűtlen
óvinsæll
人気のない
인기가 없는
nemėgstamasnepopuliarumasnepopuliarus
necienītsnepopulārs
neobľúbenýnepopulárny
nepriljubljen
impopulär
ไม่เป็นที่นิยม
không được ưa chuộng

unpopular

[ˈʌnˈpɒpjʊləʳ] ADJ (gen) → impopular, poco popular; (= unacceptable) → inaceptable, mal visto
it was an unpopular decisionfue una decisión impopular
she's an unpopular childtiene muy pocos amigos
it is unpopular with the minerslos mineros no lo aceptan, los mineros lo ven mal
to make o.s. unpopularhacerse impopular
you will be very unpopular with meno te lo agradeceré

unpopular

[ʌnˈpɒpjʊr] adj
[person] → impopulaire
to be unpopular with sb [person] → ne pas être aimé(e) par qn, ne pas être apprécié(e) par qn
He was unpopular with most of the teachers
BUT La plupart de ses professeurs ne l'aimaient pas pas.; La plupart de ses professeurs ne l'appréciaient pas.
to make o.s. unpopular with sb → se rendre impopulaire auprès de qn
to make sb unpopular → rendre qn impopulaire
to make sb unpopular with sb → rendre qn impopulaire auprès de qn
[decision, scheme, choice, policy] → impopulaire
to be unpopular with sb [scheme, policy] → être impopulaire auprès de qn

unpopular

adj personunbeliebt (with sb bei jdm); decision, move, measures, taxunpopulär; to make oneself unpopular (with somebody)sich (bei jdm) unbeliebt machen; I’m unpopular with him just nowzur Zeit bin ich bei ihm nicht gut angeschrieben (inf)

unpopular

[ʌnˈpɒpjʊləʳ] adj (gen) → impopolare
to be unpopular with sb (person, law) → non riscuotere l'approvazione di qn
to make o.s. unpopular (with) → rendersi antipatico/a (a) (subj, politician) → alienarsi le simpatie (di)
I'm unpopular with the boss at the moment → non sono nelle grazie del capo in questo momento
he's unpopular with the rest of the class → è mal visto dal resto della classe

unpopular

(anˈpopjulə) adjective
generally disliked. an unpopular person/law; He was unpopular at school.
unˌpopuˈlarity (-ˈlӕ-) noun

unpopular

غَيْرُ مَحْبُوب neoblíbený upopulær unbeliebt μη δημοφιλής impopular epäsuosittu impopulaire nepopularan impopolare 人気のない 인기가 없는 onpopulair upopulær niepopularny impopular непопулярный impopulär ไม่เป็นที่นิยม popüler olmayan không được ưa chuộng 不受欢迎的
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But we withdrew at an acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies; the angle became still more acute and we withdrew still farther, because Barclay de Tolly was an unpopular foreigner disliked by Bagration (who would come his command), and Bagration- being in command of the second army- tried to postpone joining up and coming under Barclay's command as long as he could.
Show the management that such turns are unpopular, and in a day, in an instant, the management will cease catering such turns to its audiences.
Well, then, suppose he has a few personal enemies in that mob and here and there a man or a woman with a secret grudge against him -- and suppose especially that he is unpopular in the community, for his pride, or his prosperity, or one thing or another -- stones and bricks take the place of clods and cats presently, don't they?
It showed how unpopular old Uncle Silas had got to be now.
Everything which has made the Hospital unpopular has helped with other causes-- I think they are all connected with my professional zeal--to make me unpopular as a practitioner.
He was shy as "a wild mountain colt" and somewhat snobbish, and at first was most unpopular.
In truth, he did not want to know her at all, or anything concerning her--the most disagreeable and unpopular woman who ever lived in Bienville Street.
Her hard rule made her very unpopular, and it was commonly believed that she had made away with Prince Alphege.
Do you see nothing admirable in a faithful adherence to an unpopular cause?
I suppose the steward thought it might make him unpopular if the old fellow had been dismissed.
It was a source of great profit to the church that possessed the remarkable effigy, and the ceremony of the public barbering of her was always carried out with the greatest possible eclat and display--the more the better, because the more excitement there was about it the larger the crowds it drew and the heavier the revenues it produced--but at last a day came when the Pope and his servants were unpopular in Naples, and the City Government stopped the Madonna's annual show.
Leaving out of the question just now the more serious dangers which threaten me, the result of my mission here alone will make me unpopular in this country.