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Definition of Popular

Popular

  1. Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
  2. Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
  3. Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
  4. Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
  5. Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
  6. Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.

Popular Quotations

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
Albert Einstein

The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
Mark Twain

Everything popular is wrong.
Oscar Wilde

As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Oscar Wilde

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Edmund Burke
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Popular Translations

popular in Dutch is populair, getapt, veelgeliefd
popular in French is populaire
popular in Italian is popolare, ben voluto
popular in Latin is celebrer
popular in Spanish is popular, bienquisto

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