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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

Full Definition of unpopular

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

un·pop·u·lar·i·ty play \ˌən-ˌpä-pyə-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun
un·pop·u·lar·ly adverb

Examples of unpopular

  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.



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First Known Use of unpopular

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