Synonyms for popular:
demotic, introspective, loud, thematic, black and white, technically, privately, metaphysical, nonconformist, circular, strict, experiential, central, well-received, skewed, deterministic, competing, compatible, popularize, elegant, reputable, vox pop, simplistic, ideological, anthropocentric, threadbare, muddle-headed, strictly, technical, psychology, critical, mistaken, contagious, discretionary, uncontroversial, theoretical, orthodox, set, inductive, literal, deep, utilitarian, warmed-over, conventional, doctrinal, confucian, abstract, messianic, contradictory, profound, critically, utopian, ahistorical, holistic, subjective, thought-out, defensible, commonly, optimistic, well-liked, thoughtfully, mechanistic, innermost, inmost, radical, preconceived, revisionist, desirable, conceptual.
common, standard (adjective)
fabled, esteemed, famous, notable, notorious, distinguished, memorable, preeminent, exalted, reputed, remarkable, pronounced, renowned, mythical, noteworthy, Famed, acclaimed, legendary, elevated, well-known, illustrious, prominent, reputable, celebrated.
well-known, favorite (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
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Usage examples for popular:
- Still, it is wonderful how popular some of them get to be, and how soon they learn the duties of their places. - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
- The second has become the common popular meaning; the first, the forgotten meaning. - "Quiet Talks about Jesus", S. D. Gordon.
- Not that Mr. Mahaffy's book can be said to be, in any sense of the word, popular. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.