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Synonyms of popular in English:


  • 1 the most popular boy around the restaurant is very popular
    well liked, liked, favoured, in favour, well received, approved, admired, accepted, welcome, sought-after, in demand, desired, wanted;
    commercial, marketable, saleable, fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, voguish, all the rage, hot
    informal in, cool, big
    British informal, dated all the go
    [Antonyms] unpopular
  • 2 popular science the popular press
    non-specialist, non-technical, non-professional, amateur, lay, lay person's, general, middle-of-the-road;
    accessible, approachable, simplified, plain, simple, easy, straightforward, understandable, readily understood, easy to understand, intelligible;
    [Antonyms] highbrow
  • 3 policy-makers should listen to popular opinion
    widespread, general, common, current, prevalent, prevailing, customary, universal, standard, stock, shared, in circulation, rife;
  • 4 a popular movement for independence
    mass, general, communal, collective, social, societal, collaborative, group, civil, public, civic;
    democratic, representative
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