Adjective "Popular" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group.
  1. 'these cheeses are very popular in Europe'
  2. 'She was well liked and popular with her class mates and her year group.'
  3. 'It has become in her view an arty scene, trendy to visit at the weekend and popular with tourists.'
  4. 'It's a cross between netball and football, and is popular with Norwegian girls in this country.'
  5. 'It is very popular with both boys and girls, and the boys are relieved they don't have to play with dolls in prams any more.'
  6. 'Friday was music day as musical tots proved very popular with children and staff!'
  7. 'Devizes is an historic market town which is popular with local residents and those from further afield.'
  8. 'Doncaster town centre has an enormous market which is popular with locals and visitors alike.'
  9. 'The area is popular with tourists and there is good demand for rental accommodation.'
  10. 'The books have become hugely popular with young boys and students who don't like to read.'
  11. 'The Nomads played at the club on Thursday and proved very popular with the membership.'
(of cultural activities or products) intended for or suited to the taste, understanding, or means of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals.
  1. 'Ironically, it was a rant about popular press waffling on about the bursting of the internet bubble.'
  2. 'Even the splits within the establishment are a product of popular anti-war pressure.'
  3. 'I wonder if this approach is so popular because of intellectual laziness as much as anything else?'
  4. 'What we found in making these selections, is that it is all too easy to moan about the decline and fall of popular culture.'
  5. 'We had made a pact to tackle together one of the mountains of popular cultural or die in the attempt.'
  6. 'Not that Home has much hope of appealing to popular taste stuck away on BBC Four, of course.'
  7. 'The vote was a result of a mass popular campaign uniting the left, the unions and the global justice movement.'
  8. 'Yet they made no concessions to popular taste, or even to prevailing trends in dance music.'
  9. 'It follows that these extraordinary sculptures are more than studies in popular culture.'
  10. 'He showed that at key turning points it was popular activity of the masses that shaped events.'
  11. 'many adult cats, contrary to popular opinion, dislike milk'
  12. 'There is a popular belief amongst law enforcement officers that the war on drugs has already been lost.'
  13. 'Contrary to popular belief, in the right circumstances domesticated dogs will kill cats.'
  14. 'This popular fallacy about room temperature is a hangover from the years when wine was a luxury for the few.'
  15. 'This is the rule of the law, which must not be held sway to the most current popular opinion.'
  16. 'In fact, Moore expresses a set of increasingly popular attitudes toward politics.'
  17. 'There is no sense of the artist's responsibility to represent popular sentiments.'
  18. 'Even if there is a popular belief that it is only for the classes, I cannot challenge.'
  19. 'Agricola disregarded many of the popular beliefs about minerals and fossils.'
  20. 'Don't be tempted by the increasingly popular belief that all garden furniture needs a patio.'
  21. 'We have at least established that contrary to popular belief, Yanks do have a sense of humour.'
(of political activity) carried on by the people as a whole rather than restricted to politicians or political parties.
  1. 'This remains an extremely controversial subject in popular Italian politics.'
  2. 'The election was held without any great popular enthusiasm for any politician.'
  3. 'There is popular outrage over the deliberate deception used to carry out this war.'
  4. 'There are many examples of regimes every bit as repressive as Iraq's falling to popular revolt.'
  5. 'This vote, incidentally, represented the peak of popular support for the party.'
  6. 'The salient reality was the depth of popular antipathy to the political establishment as a whole.'
  7. 'He made the party more amenable to Stalin, but lost a lot of popular support for the party as a result.'
  8. 'As he watched popular and political support for Richard ebb away, he decided to make a bid for the crown himself.'
  9. 'I fear that you are the victim of a political party struggling to find popular appeal.'
  10. 'This belief is not based on any evidence that the Labour Party enjoys massive popular support.'


1. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.

2. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He's not very popular with me just now.

3. of, relating to, or representing the people, especially the common people: popular discontent.

4. of the people as a whole, especially of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election: popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular repr

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be popular with people."

"people can be popular in places."

"products can be popular for things."

"people can be popular with everyones."

"people can be popular with publics."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘prevalent among the general public’): from Latin popularis, from populus ‘people’. Sense 1 dates from the early 17th century.