Popularity is the quality of being well-liked and having a lot of friends and admirers. Winning a student council election isn't just about popularity — you also have to have good ideas and be willing to work hard.

Having popularity means that there are many people in your corner, supporting or liking you. The popularity of an internet celebrity might disappear suddenly, while the popularity of your favorite writers and artists seems to last for generations. This kind of popularity implies being adored by people who don't even know you in person (the word comes from a Latin root meaning "the people"), while your popularity among your friends is a more personal type.

Definitions of popularity
  1. noun
    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”
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    the quality of lacking general approval or acceptance
    hot stuff
    the quality of being popular
    type of:
    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
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