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unpopular

[uhn-pop-yuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. not popular; disliked or ignored by the public or by persons generally.
  2. in disfavor with a particular person or group of persons.
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Origin of unpopular

First recorded in 1640–50; un-1 + popular
Related formsun·pop·u·lar·i·ty, nounun·pop·u·lar·ly, adverb
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Related Words for unpopular

creepy, drip, dumpy, gross, loser, lousy, obnoxious, out, rejected, unattractive, undesirable, unloved, unwanted, unwelcome, weird, abhorred, avoided, detested, disesteemed, disfavored

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British Dictionary definitions for unpopular

unpopular

adjective
  1. not popular with an individual or group of people
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Derived Formsunpopularity (ˌʌnpɒpjʊˈlærɪtɪ), noununpopularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unpopular

adj.

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + popular.

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