Definition of 'popular'
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Yet it also makes elected politicians more popular. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The policy is less popular with builders because of the cost of clearing the land. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They proved so popular the city decided to make them permanent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Manchester remains the most popular university in the country in terms of total applications. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The trend towards experimentation means these styles are likely to become more popular. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Recently, the iron was dumped as a counter toy after being voted the least popular by players. The Sun (2016)The game was hugely popular in the first couple of months, with hordes of players roaming the streets with eyes fixed to their phone screens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The challenge is to make poetry popular again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There will be a popular music group performing and other entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What has followed appears to be an outburst of popular anger. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This could make equity release less popular. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have the opportunity to make tennis really popular in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More popular with people in need has been the distribution of basic foodstuffs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Spain and its islands are the most popular spots. The Sun (2015)The game is massively popular with younger people. The Sun (2016)The winners will be chosen by popular vote. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a bitter gift from popular culture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet sceptics question whether social networking will in future remain as popular as it is today. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The subject of fibre has become very popular in recent years. Diets to Help Diabetes (1983)The popular press maintained a constant howl of protest. America Past and Present (1995)Those who can laugh at themselves make the most popular politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This policy has proved to be particularly popular with the public. The Sun (2014)It was brilliant to put together this group of popular performers. The Sun (2013)There is no arguing with a spasm of popular anger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Camping equipment has also proved popular as families cut back on expensive holidays. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are bringing the average up by selling larger portions for less popular sports such as volleyball and football. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They made it popular again, and we have them to thank for that. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Very popular in that country, one hears. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This devastatingly pretty place is now a popular tourist spot, particularly with hikers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'popular'
British English: popular /ˈpɒpjʊlə/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is popular is liked by a lot of people.
...the most popular politician in the country.
- American English: popular
- Arabic: شَعْبِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: popular
- Chinese: 广受欢迎的
- Croatian: popularan
- Czech: populární
- Danish: populær
- Dutch: populair
- European Spanish: popular
- Finnish: suosittu
- French: populaire
- German: beliebt
- Greek: δημοφιλής
- Italian: popolare
- Japanese: 人気のある
- Korean: 인기 있는
- Norwegian: populær
- Polish: popularny
- European Portuguese: popular
- Romanian: popular
- Russian: популярный
- Spanish: popular
- Swedish: populär
- Thai: เป็นที่นิยม
- Turkish: popüler
- Ukrainian: популярний
- Vietnamese: được ưa chuộng
Definition of popular from the Collins English Dictionary
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