Antonyms for popularˈpɒp yə lər
This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term popular
regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
"a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
"the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
"democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
popular(adjective)Common among the general public; generally accepted.
popular(adjective)Concerning the people; public.
popular(adjective)Pertaining to or deriving from the people or general public.
popular(adjective)Of low birth, not noble; vulgar, plebian.
popular(adjective)Aimed at ordinary people, as opposed to specialists etc.; intended for general consumption.
popular(adjective)Cultivating the favour of the common people.
popular(adjective)Liked by many people; generally pleasing, widely admired.
popular(adjective)Adapted to the means of the common people; cheap.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Common signifies frequently occurring, not out of the regular course, not exceptional; hence, not above the average, not excellent or distinguished, inferior, or even low; common also signifies pertaining to or participated in by two or more persons or things; as, sorrow is common to the race. General may signify pertaining equally to all of a class, race, etc., but very commonly signifies pertaining to the greater number, but not necessarily to all. Universal applies to all without exception; general applies to all with possible or comparatively slight exceptions; common applies to very many without deciding whether they are even a majority. A common remark is one we often hear; a general experience is one that comes to the majority of people; a universal experience is one from which no human being is exempt. It is dangerous for a debater to affirm a universal proposition, since that can be negatived by a single exception, while a general statement is not invalidated even by adducing many exceptions. We say a common opinion, common experience, a general rule, general truth, a universal law. Compare synonyms for NORMAL; USUAL.
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