Popularity

Definition of Popularity

Pop`u`lar´i`ty
n.1.The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
A popularity which has lasted down to our time.
- Macaulay.
2.The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation.
- B. Jonson.
3.Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
Popularities, and circumstances which . . . sway the ordinary judgment.
- Bacon.
4.The act of courting the favor of the people.
5.Public sentiment; general passion.
A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease.
- Bancroft.

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Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, acceptance, acclaim, acclamation, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, applause, approval, ardency, ardor, attachment, big hand, bodily love, bon ton, brotherly love, burst of applause, caritas, celebrity, character, charity, cheer, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, conjugal love, currency, desire, devotion, eclat, encore, esteem, faithful love, fame, famousness, fancy, fashionableness, favor, fervor, figure, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, glory, hand, handclap, handclapping, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, kudos, lasciviousness, libido, like, liking, lionization, love, lovemaking, married love, modishness, name, notoriety, notoriousness, ovation, passion, physical love, plaudit, popular regard, prevalence, publicity, reclame, recognition, regard, renown, report, reputation, repute, round of applause, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, stylishness, tender feeling, tender passion, the bubble reputation, thunder of applause, trend, trendiness, truelove, uxoriousness, vogue, voguishness, weakness, worship, yearning
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