popularity


popularity
noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, great, huge, immense, massive, overwhelming, tremendous, widespread
unprecedented

The French president is enjoying unprecedented popularity due to his anti-war stance.

growing, increased, increasing, rising
continued, continuing, enduring
current, recent
new-found
personal
global, wide, worldwide
VERB + POPULARITY
achieve, win
deserve

The movie deserves its popularity.

enjoy
gain, gain in, grow in

Organic produce appears to be gaining in popularity.

maintain, retain
regain
boost

He'll do anything he can to boost his popularity.

explain

This helps explain the popularity of underwater photography.

lose

when the style loses popularity

POPULARITY + VERB
grow, soar
decline, wane
POPULARITY + NOUN
contest, poll

He still tops national popularity polls.

rating
PREPOSITION
popularity among

The current system has never enjoyed popularity among teachers.

popularity with

She enjoys huge popularity with the voters.

PHRASES
a decline in popularity, a drop in popularity
an increase in popularity, a rise in popularity, a surge in popularity, an upsurge in popularity

the recent upsurge in the popularity of folk music

in the popularity stakes (esp. BrE)

We want to remain high in the popularity stakes.

the peak of (sb/sth's) popularity

At the peak of its popularity in the late nineties, the band sold ten million albums a year.


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  • Popularity — Pop u*lar i*ty, n.; pl. {Popularities}. [L. popularitas an effort to please the people: cf. F. popularit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popularity — fact or condition of being beloved by the people, c.1600, from POPULAR (Cf. popular) + ITY (Cf. ity). Popularity contest is from 1941 …   Etymology dictionary

  • popularity — index character (reputation), notoriety Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • popularity — [n] recognition, celebrity acceptance, acclaim, adoration, approval, currency, demand, esteem, fame, fashion, fashionableness, favor, following, heyday, idolization, lionization, prevalence, regard, renown, reputation, repute, universality,… …   New thesaurus

  • popularity — [päp΄yə lar′ə tē] n. [Fr popularité < L popularitas] the state or quality of being popular …   English World dictionary

  • Popularity — For the 2006 indie album, see Popularity (album). Popularity is the quality of being well liked or common, or having a high social status. Popularity figures are an important part of many people s personal value systems and form a vital component …   Wikipedia

  • popularity — n. 1) to acquire, gain, win popularity 2) to enjoy popularity 3) to lose popularity 4) popularity with * * * [ˌpɒpjʊ lærɪtɪ] gain win popularity to acquire to enjoy popularity to lose popularity popularity with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • popularity — pop|u|lar|i|ty [ papjə lerəti ] noun uncount ** a situation in which someone or something is popular with many people: popularity of: The popularity of professional sports has been increasing steadily. gain in popularity (=become more popular):… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • popularity */*/ — UK [ˌpɒpjʊˈlærətɪ] / US [ˌpɑpjəˈlerətɪ] noun [uncountable] a situation in which someone or something is popular with many people popularity of: The popularity of professional sports has been increasing steadily. gain in popularity (= become more… …   English dictionary

  • popularity — pop|u|lar|i|ty [ˌpɔpjuˈlærıti US ˌpa: ] n [U] when something or someone is liked or supported by a lot of people popularity of ▪ The popularity of the Internet has soared. ▪ The president s popularity has declined considerably. gain/grow/increase …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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