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Popular vs. Popularly

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Popularadjective

Common among the general public; generally accepted.

Popularlyadverb

In a popular manner.

Popularadjective

(legal) Concerning the people; public.

Popularlyadverb

so as to be generally favored or accepted by the people

Popularadjective

Pertaining to or deriving from the people or general public.

Popularlyadverb

commonly

‘They were popularly known as "the Kings of California"’;

Popularadjective

(obsolete) Of low birth, not noble; vulgar, plebian.

Popularlyadverb

currently

Popularadjective

Aimed at ordinary people, as opposed to specialists etc.; intended for general consumption.

Popularlyadverb

In a popular manner; so as to be generally favored or accepted by the people; commonly; currently; as, the story was popularity reported.

‘The victor knight,Bareheaded, popularly low had bowed.’;

Popularadjective

(obsolete) Cultivating the favour of the common people.

Popularlyadverb

among the people;

‘this topic was popularly discussed’;

Popularadjective

Liked by many people; generally pleasing, widely admired.

Popularadjective

Adapted to the means of the common people; cheap.

Popularnoun

A person who is popular, especially at a school.

Popularnoun

An inexpensive newspaper with wide circulation.

Popularnoun

A member of the Populares

Popularadjective

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.’;

Popularadjective

Suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended; not abstruse; familiar; plain.

‘Homilies are plain popular instructions.’;

Popularadjective

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.’;

Popularadjective

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.

Popularadjective

Devoted to the common people; studious of the favor of the populace.

‘Such popular humanity is treason.’;

Popularadjective

Prevailing among the people; epidemic; as, a popular disease.

Popularadjective

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’;

Popularadjective

carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large;

‘the popular vote’; ‘popular representation’; ‘institutions of popular government’;

Popularadjective

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’;

Popularadjective

comprehensible to the general public;

‘written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language’;

Popularadjective

(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

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