unpopular

adjective un·pop·u·lar \ ˌən-ˈpä-pyə-lər \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of unpopular

:not popular :viewed or received unfavorably by the public

unpopularity

play \ˌən-ˌpä-pyə-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun

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.

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First Known Use of unpopular

1614


UNPOPULAR Defined for English Language Learners

unpopular

adjective

Definition of unpopular for English Language Learners

  • : not liked by many people : not popular

  • : not shared by most people


UNPOPULAR Defined for Kids

unpopular

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

Definition of unpopular for Students

:not widely favored or approved
  • an unpopular rule
  • an unpopular teacher

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