popular

The adjective popular describes something that is well-liked or admired by a lot of people. Sometimes when you read a bestselling novel, you wonder why it's so popular.

Popular comes from the Latin word populus, which means people. Anything that is popular is liked by many people. When you're talking about popular music or art, you may sometimes shorten the word popular to "pop," as in pop music or pop culture. Popular also describes things by or for the people, or the general population, such as the popular vote or a popular revolt.

Definitions of popular
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adj 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
Synonyms:
best-selling
selling in great numbers
fashionable
patronized by
favorite, favourite
appealing to the general public
hot
very popular or successful
touristed, touristy
visited by throngs of tourists
Antonyms:
unpopular
regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval
less-traveled
not visited by many travelers
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adj (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

Synonyms:
pop
nonclassical
not classical

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

“the popular vote”
popular representation”
“institutions of popular government”
Synonyms:
democratic
characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

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

popular thought”
popular science”
popular fiction”
Synonyms:
democratic
common
having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

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