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Definition 1: regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where popular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a popular tourist attraction
  • a popular girl
  • cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular

(popular is similar to ...) selling in great numbers

"a best-selling novel"

(popular is similar to ...) popular and considered appealing or fashionable at the time

(popular is similar to ...) appealing to the general public

"a favorite tourist attraction"

(popular is similar to ...) very popular or successful

"one of the hot young talents" "cabbage patch dolls were hot last season"

(popular is similar to ...) visited by throngs of tourists

"of the three American Virgin islands St. Thomas is the most touristed" "tourists descend in busloads...so the whole place is rather touristy"

(... are attributes of popular) the quality of being widely admired or accepted or sought after

"his charm soon won him affection and popularity" "the universal popularity of American movies"

Definition 2: carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where popular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the popular vote
  • popular representation
  • institutions of popular government

(popular is similar to ...) characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality

"democratic government" "a democratic country" "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"

Definition 3: (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for popular in the sense of this definition

(popular is similar to ...) not classical

(popular belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(popular belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 4: representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where popular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • democratic art forms
  • a democratic or popular movement
  • popular thought
  • popular science
  • popular fiction

Synonyms for popular in the sense of this definition

(popular is similar to ...) having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual

"the common man" "a common sailor" "the common cold" "a common nuisance" "followed common procedure" "it is common knowledge that she lives alone" "the common housefly" "a common brand of soap"

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