AskDefine | Define popularity

Dictionary Definition

popularity n : 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" [ant: unpopularity]

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Etymology

popularitas an effort to please the people

Noun

popularity
  1. The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.

Translations

The quality or state of being popular
  • Czech: oblíbenost
  • German: Popularität
  • Latin: popularitas
  • Romanian: popularitate

Extensive Definition

Popularity can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, acceptance, acclaim, acclamation, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, applause, approval, ardency, ardor, attachment, big hand, bodily love, bon ton, brotherly love, burst of applause, caritas, celebrity, character, charity, cheer, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, conjugal love, currency, desire, devotion, eclat, encore, esteem, faithful love, fame, famousness, fancy, fashionableness, favor, fervor, figure, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, glory, hand, handclap, handclapping, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, kudos, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, lionization, love, lovemaking, married love, modishness, name, notoriety, notoriousness, ovation, passion, physical love, plaudit, popular regard, prevalence, publicity, reclame, recognition, regard, renown, report, reputation, repute, round of applause, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, stylishness, tender feeling, tender passion, the bubble reputation, thunder of applause, trend, trendiness, truelove, uxoriousness, vogue, voguishness, weakness, worship, yearning
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