Definition of popularity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

popularity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɒpjuˈlærəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːpjuˈlærəti//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the state of being liked, enjoyed or supported by a large number of people the increasing popularity of cycling Her novels have gained in popularity over recent years. popularity with/among somebody to win/lose popularity with the students Their music still enjoys widespread popularity among teenagers.Extra examples He still tops national popularity polls. He’ll do anything he can to boost his popularity. Organic produce appears to be gaining in popularity. She enjoys huge popularity with the voters. She is a tough decision-maker who does not court popularity. The French president is enjoying unprecedented popularity due to his anti-war stance. The current system has never enjoyed popularity among teachers. The film deserves its popularity. They are running neck-and-neck in the popularity stakes. This helps explain the popularity of underwater photography. We want to remain high in the popularity stakes. the recent upsurge in the popularity of folk music when the style loses popularity
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