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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uhn-pop-yuh-ler]
    • /ʌnˈpɒp yə lər/
    • /ʌnˈpɒp.jʊ.lər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-pop-yuh-ler]
    • /ʌnˈpɒp yə lər/

Definitions of unpopular word

  • adjective unpopular not popular; disliked or ignored by the public or by persons generally. 1
  • adjective unpopular in disfavor with a particular person or group of persons. 1
  • adjective unpopular person: not widely liked 1
  • adjective unpopular thing: not widely favoured 1
  • adjective unpopular out of favour with sb 1
  • adjective unpopular If something or someone is unpopular, most people do not like them. 0

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Origin of unpopular

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50; un-1 + popular

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Parts of speech for Unpopular


unpopular popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for unpopular

noun unpopular

  • disfavor — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  • disrepute — bad repute; low regard; disfavor (usually preceded by in or into): Some literary theories have fallen into disrepute.
  • doghouse — a small shelter for a dog.
  • ill fame — bad reputation, especially in sexual matters.
  • inhospitality — lack of hospitality; inhospitable attitude toward or treatment of visitors, guests, etc.

adj unpopular

  • lousy — infested with lice.
  • hated — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

adjective unpopular

  • abhorred — to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
  • avoided — to keep away from; keep clear of; shun: to avoid a person; to avoid taxes; to avoid danger.
  • detested — to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intensely.
  • disesteemed — to hold in low regard; think unfavorably of.
  • disliked — Simple past tense and past participle of dislike.

Antonyms for unpopular

adj unpopular

  • a go go — as much as you like; to your heart's content; galore: food and drink à gogo.
  • a go-go — go-go
  • a gogo — as much as one likes; galore
  • accepted — Accepted ideas are agreed by most people to be correct or reasonable.
  • advantaged — A person or place that is advantaged is in a better social or financial position than other people or places.

noun unpopular

  • lionization — to treat (a person) as a celebrity: to lionize the visiting poet.
  • fashionableness — The state of being fashionable; stylishness; elegance.
  • like — in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.
  • lionisation — (British spelling) alternative spelling of lionization.

adjective unpopular

  • coldish — Somewhat cold.
  • cool — Something that is cool has a temperature which is low but not very low.
  • coolheaded — not easily flustered; calm
  • favorite — a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
  • favoured — Treated or regarded with partiality.

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