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unpopular

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adjective un·pop·u·lar \ˌən-ˈpä-pyə-lər\

Simple Definition of unpopular

  • : not liked by many people : not popular

  • : not shared by most people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unpopular

  1. :  not popular :  viewed or received unfavorably by the public

unpopularity

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unpopularly

adverb

Examples of unpopular in a sentence

  1. I was unpopular in high school.

  2. Her third album has been unpopular with fans.

  3. Recent conflicts have made him unpopular among the staff.



1647

First Known Use of unpopular

1647


UNPOPULAR Defined for Kids

unpopular

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adjective un·pop·u·lar \ˌən-ˈpä-pyə-lər\

Definition of unpopular for Students

  1. :  not widely favored or approved <an unpopular rule> <an unpopular teacher>




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