a.1.Of or pertaining to the common people, or to the whole body of the people, as distinguished from a select portion; as, the popular voice; popular elections.
The men commonly held in popular estimation are greatest at a distance.
- J. H. Newman.
2.Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.
Homilies are plain popular instructions.
- Hooker.
3.Adapted to the means of the common people; possessed or obtainable by the many; hence, cheap; common; ordinary; inferior; as, popular prices; popular amusements.
The smallest figs, called popular figs, . . . are, of all others, the basest and of least account.
- Holland.
4.Beloved or approved by the people; pleasing to people in general, or to many people; as, a popular preacher; a popular law; a popular administration.
5.Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.
Such popular humanity is treason.
- Addison.
6.Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.
Popular action
(Law) an action in which any person may sue for penalty imposed by statute.
- Blackstone.
Adj.1.popular - regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public; "a popular tourist attraction"; "a popular girl"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular"
unpopular - regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval; "unpopular ideas"; "an unpopular war"
2.popular - carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large; "the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
3.popular - representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; "democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
Synonyms: democratic
4.popular - comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"
Synonyms: plain
5.popular - (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
Synonyms: pop
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