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popular

División en sílabas: pop·u·lar
Pronunciación: /ˈpäpyələr
 
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Definición de popular en inglés:

adjetivo

1Liked, admired, or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group: she was one of the most popular girls in the school these cheeses are very popular in Europe
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's a cross between netball and football, and is popular with Norwegian girls in this country.
  • I was awkward around girls, albeit very popular with them because I could make them laugh.
  • Mardar is a motorcycle courier, popular with the girls for his brooding good looks.
Sinónimos
well liked, favored, sought-after, in demand, desired, wanted;
commercial, marketable, fashionable, trendy, in vogue, all the rage, hot, well attended
informal in, cool, big, styling/stylin'
2 [attributive] (Of cultural activities or products) intended for or suited to the taste, understanding, or means of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals: the popular press
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Moreover, no popular bestseller has been written or translated on this issue.
  • I wonder if this approach is so popular because of intellectual laziness as much as anything else?
  • Not that Home has much hope of appealing to popular taste stuck away on BBC Four, of course.
Sinónimos
nonspecialist, nontechnical, amateur, lay person's, general, middle-of-the-road;
accessible, simplified, plain, simple, easy, straightforward, understandable;
mass-market, middlebrow, lowbrow, pop
2.1(Of a belief or attitude) held by the majority of the general public: many adult cats, contrary to popular opinion, dislike milk
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We have at least established that contrary to popular belief, Yanks do have a sense of humour.
  • There is a popular belief that property is a better investment than shares.
  • In modern drama there is no such thing as the rational counter to wildfire popular beliefs.
Sinónimos
ordinary, usual, accepted, established, acknowledged, conventional, orthodox
3 [attributive] (Of political activity) of or carried on by the people as a whole rather than restricted to politicians or political parties: a popular revolt against colonial rule
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The salient reality was the depth of popular antipathy to the political establishment as a whole.
  • I fear that you are the victim of a political party struggling to find popular appeal.
  • The election was held without any great popular enthusiasm for any politician.
Sinónimos
mass, general, communal, collective, social, collaborative, group, civil, public

Origen

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.

Derivados

popularism

1
Pronunciación: /-ˌrizəm/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • His manner is honest and straightforward and he is not given to political spin or the flood of trivial popularism which seems to guide much of our media and ‘public opinion’.
  • To pander to popularism would be the death of the Booker.
  • It became a battle between Yeltsin's popularism and Gorbachev's stifling authority.

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