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
But opinion polls suggest the Conservatives’ once-commanding lead over Labour was narrowing even before the bombing and has continued to do so, after some lackluster campaigning and unpopular social-policy announcements from May.
Polls show the deal remains deeply unpopular in Miami, and the backlash grew with an under-performing team and promises of economic revival around the ballpark that has yet to arrive.
But even tinkering with the relaxation of rules on travel and trade could prove unpopular.
A flawed, unpopular health-care bill is stalled in the Senate, the president’s budget proposal has been dismissed out of hand, and hope is fading for other priorities such as tax reform and infrastructure.
He was credited with starting unpopular financial reforms to loosen state control of the economy, which were quietly continued by later governments, and improving relations with Turkey.
I’ve felt torn for years about serving in an unpopular war, which the soldiers were blamed for losing.
Gianforte’s victory was a setback for Democrats who hoped to capitalize on Trump’s low approval ratings, unpopular Republican health-care legislation, and the misdemeanor assault charge.
While Mr. Gianforte vowed to work with the Trump administration and campaigned with both Vice President Mike Pence and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Quist focused his campaign in its final weeks on the unpopular House health care bill.
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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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