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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

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Abraham Lincoln

In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon.
Marilyn Monroe

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

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

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
Walt Disney
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Popularity Translations

popularity in Spanish is popularidad
popularity in Swedish is popularitet

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