Popularity meaning

pŏp'yə-lăr'ĭ-tē
The state or quality of being popular.
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The quality or state of being popular, especially the state of being widely admired, accepted, or sought after.
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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.
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(archaic) The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.

This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation. "” Ben Jonson.

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(archaic) Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.

Popularities, and circumstances which [...] sway the ordinary judgment. "” Bacon.

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(archaic) Public sentiment; general passion.

A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. "” Bancroft.

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Origin of popularity

  • Latin popularitas an effort to please the people
    From Wiktionary