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Definition of Popularity

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.
  2. The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
  3. Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
  4. The act of courting the favor of the people.
  5. Public sentiment; general passion.

Popularity Quotations

The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection. - Henri Nouwen
The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.
Henri Nouwen

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Julius Erving

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
Horace Greeley

If we get our self-esteem from superficial places, from our popularity, appearance, business success, financial situation, health, any of these, we will be disappointed, because no one can guarantee that we'll have them tomorrow.
Kathy Ireland

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.
Robin S. Sharma
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Popularity Translations

popularity in Spanish is popularidad
popularity in Swedish is popularitet