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regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He's not very popular with me just now.
of, pertaining to, or representing the people, especially the common people: popular discontent.
of the people as a whole, especially of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election: popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation.
prevailing among the people generally: a popular superstition.
suited to or intended for the general masses of people: popular music.
adapted to the ordinary intelligence or taste: popular lectures on science.
suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive: popular prices on all tickets.

1375–1425; late Middle English populer < Latin populāris. See people, -ar1

antipopular, adjective
nonpopular, adjective
overpopular, adjective
pseudopopular, adjective
quasi-popular, adjective
semipopular, adjective
subpopular, adjective

poplar, popular.

1. favorite, approved, liked. 5. common, current. See general. Unabridged
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popular (ˈpɒpjʊlə)
1.  appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired
2.  favoured by an individual or limited group: I'm not very popular with her
3.  connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common: popular discontent
4.  appealing to or comprehensible to the layman: a popular lecture on physics
5.  (usually plural) Also shortened to: pops cheap newspapers with mass circulation; the popular press
[C15: from Latin populāris belonging to the people, democratic, from populus people]

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Word Origin & History

1490, "public," from L. popularis "belonging to the people," from populus "people." Meaning "well-liked, admired by the people" is attested from 1608. Popularity "fact or condition of being beloved by the people" is first recorded 1601; popularity contest is from 1941. Popular Front "coalition of Communists,
Socialists, and radicals" is from 1936. Popularize "to make a complex topic intelligible to the people" is from 1833.
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