Share this entry

Share this page

popularity

Line breaks: popu¦lar|ity
Pronunciation: /pɒpjuˈlarəti
 
/

Definition of popularity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people: he was at the height of his popularity
More example sentences
  • The popularity of Hallowe'en is growing in this country and it can be a time of fun for children.
  • As his fame grows and his popularity spreads, there are many traps lying in wait for him.
  • I said because of his position and his popularity, what is the chance of extending his stay here?
Synonyms
approval, favour, admiration, regard, acceptance, acclaim, welcome, demand, traction;
informal coolness, trendiness
currency, prevalence, commonness, universality, recognition

Definition of popularity in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure