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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

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

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

Popularity makes no law invulnerable to invalidation. Americans accept judicial supervision of their democracy - judicial review of popular but possibly unconstitutional statutes - because they know that if the Constitution is truly to constitute the nation, it must trump some majority preferences.
George Will

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Abraham Lincoln
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Popularity Translations

popularity in Spanish is popularidad
popularity in Swedish is popularitet
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