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popular

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of popular

  1. 1 enjoying widespread favor or approval <an actor who was popular in the 1970s> Synonyms big, crowd-pleasing, du jour, faddish, faddy, fashionable, favorite, happening, hot, in, large, modish, pop, popularized, red-hot, vogue, voguish Related Words semipopular; favorite, preferred, selected; desirable, liked, wanted; celebrated, famed, famous, noted, notorious, prominent, renowned, well-known; fabled, fabulous, legendary; leading, notable, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; important, significant Near Antonyms washed-up; despised, detested, disliked, hated, rejected; insignificant, unimportant; indistinguished, unexceptional; anonymous, nameless, obscure, unknown; inconspicuous Antonyms out, unfashionable, unpopular

  2. 2 accepted, used, or practiced by most people <the popular custom of exchanging greeting cards during the holiday season> Synonyms conventional, customary, going, current, prevailing, prevalent, standard, stock, usualRelated Words average, common, everyday, normal, ordinary; regular, routine; epidemic, ubiquitous, universal, widespread; accustomed, wonted; fashionable, in, modish, stylishNear Antonyms abnormal, exceptional, extraordinary, uncommonAntonyms nonstandard, unconventional, unpopular, unusual

  3. 3 held by or applicable to a majority of the people <popular opinion on that issue has changed dramatically over the years> Synonyms common, majority, overall, general, prevailing, public, received, ruling, vulgarRelated Words unanimous, universal; pop; everyday, familiar, household, usual, well-known; contemporary, current, present; dominant, predominant, preponderant; characteristic, typical; pandemic, pervasive, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, sharedNear Antonyms rare, strange, unknown, unusual; distinctive, especial, idiosyncratic, peculiar, special, unique; individual, separate, singular; nonpublic, personal, privateAntonyms uncommon, unpopular

  4. 4 of, relating to, or favoring political democracy <a truly popular revolution, not one that replaced one dictatorship with another> Synonyms democratic, republican, self-governing, self-rulingRelated Words representative; libertarian, nontotalitarianNear Antonyms autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, monarchal (or monarchial), monarchical (also monarchic), tyrannical (also tyrannic)Antonyms nondemocratic, undemocratic

  5. 5 being within the financial means of most people <from their inception, DVDs were designed to be sold directly to consumers at popular prices> Synonyms affordable, accessibleRelated Words bargain-basement, budget, cheap, discount, inexpensive, low, low-end, rock-bottom; moderate, modest, reasonableNear Antonyms costly, dear, expensive, high, high-end, upscale

  6. 6 costing little <we also have the popular models, for those who prefer not to invest too much in a new TV> Synonyms affordable, bargain-basement, budget, cheapie, cheapo, chintzy, cut-price [chiefly British], cut-rate, dime-store, dirt cheap, el cheapo, inexpensive, low, low-end, cheap, reasonableRelated Words cheapish, moderate; discount, discounted, fire-sale, lowered, reduced; wholesale; valueless, worthless; supercheap, ultracheapNear Antonyms increased, inflated; exorbitant, extravagant, overpriced, prohibitive, prohibitory, steep, stiff, superexpensive, ultraexpensive, unreasonable; invaluable, priceless; luxuriousAntonyms costly, dear, deluxe, expensive, high, high-ticket, precious, premium, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], valuable





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