Definition of unpopular
: not popular : viewed or received unfavorably by the public
unpopularityplay \ˌən-ˌpä-pyə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun
Examples of unpopular in a Sentence
I was unpopular in high school.
Her third album has been unpopular with fans.
Recent conflicts have made him unpopular among the staff.
Recent Examples of unpopular from the Web
George W. Bush was fairly unpopular internationally and Barack Obama popular.
The speech to the Legislative Council represented her most substantive attempt to differentiate herself from the unpopular Leung, whose five-year term was marred by street protests and the emergence of an independence movement.
Maduro and his socialist administration, meanwhile, are pursuing unpopular plans to overhaul the constitution.
Other presidents have faced implacably hostile press corps, but none of them have had the benefit of so unpopular a press.
President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is increasingly unpopular, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.
Public opinion polling has shown that the House version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is wildly unpopular.
Reince Priebus, who represents the ever unpopular but ever essential establishment wing of the Republican Party, appeared to be on the ropes for a while but seems safe for now.
Purple used to be unpopular because the pigment leaked, turning soups brownish and staining hands.
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First Known Use of unpopular
UNPOPULAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unpopular for English Language Learners
: not liked by many people : not popular
: not shared by most people
UNPOPULAR Defined for Kids
Definition of unpopular for Students
: not widely favored or approved an unpopular rule an unpopular teacher
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