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see synonyms of popular


1. popular

regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public

Example Sentences:
'a popular tourist attraction'
'a popular girl'
'cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular'

2. popular

carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large

Example Sentences:
'the popular vote'
'popular representation'
'institutions of popular government'

3. democratic, popular

representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

Example Sentences:
'democratic art forms'
'a democratic or popular movement'
'popular thought'
'popular science'
'popular fiction'

4. pop, popular

(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of popular
appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired
favoured by an individual or limited group
I'm not very popular with her
connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common
popular discontent
appealing to or comprehensible to the layman
a popular lecture on physics
5. (usually plural)
cheap newspapers with mass circulation; the popular press
. Also shortened to: pops

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see synonyms of popular
of or carried on by the common people or all the people
popular government
appealing to or intended for the general public
popular music
within the means of the ordinary person
popular prices
accepted among people in general; common; prevalent
a popular notion
liked by very many or most people
a popular actor
very well liked by one's friends and acquaintances

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of popular
1. Widely liked or appreciated: a popular resort.
2. Liked by acquaintances; sought after for company: "Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved" (Margaret Fuller).
3. Of, representing, or carried on by the people at large: the popular vote.
4. Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large: popular entertainment; popular science.
5. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general: a popular misunderstanding of the issue.
6. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people: popular prices.
7. Originating among the people: popular legend.

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