popularity definition

  • noun:
    • The quality or condition of being well-known, particularly the condition of being widely admired, acknowledged, or sought after.
    • The quality or condition to be well-known; specially, the state of being esteemed by, or to be in benefit with, the people most importantly; great will or favor proceeding through the men and women; since, the rise in popularity of a law, statesman, or a novel.
    • The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
    • something that obtains, or is intended to acquire, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
    • The act of courting the favour of those.
    • general public sentiment; general passion.
    • The quality or condition to be preferred; specially, their state of being esteemed by, or of being in benefit with, individuals in particular; good will or benefit proceeding from the people.
    • the standard or condition of being adjusted or pleasing to typical, bad, or vulgar people; ergo, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
    • something obtains, or is meant to get, the favor for the vulgar; claptrap.
    • The work of courting the benefit of those.
    • general public belief; basic passion.
    • Popular character or high quality; benefit into the eyes of those; acceptance or acceptability on the list of folks; the fact of being well-liked by or of getting the approbation of the people: since, the popularity of a measure; the rise in popularity of a public officer; the popularity of a book or of a preacher.
    • what catches community favor; any such thing worthy of the vulgar fancy; a bit of claptrap.
    • A desire to get favor with the men and women; a currying of favor with all the men and women.
    • Vulgarity; commonness.
    • the grade of being widely admired or acknowledged or sought-after

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