Definition of unpopular in English:



  • Not liked or popular.

    ‘unpopular measures’
    ‘Luke was unpopular with most of the teachers’
    • ‘She was unpopular at times, but continued to strive for high standards.’
    • ‘Elizabeth Littlewood said: " Locally, this is a very unpopular decision.’
    • ‘Last year's hike of seven per cent and the previous year's 16 per cent increase proved highly unpopular.’
    • ‘Rates were paid only by householders, and became increasingly unpopular at a time of inflation.’
    • ‘Why are we allowing our soldiers to risk their lives in the most unpopular war in Australian history?’
    • ‘He introduced a series of unpopular economic austerity measures to cope with the country's increasing debt burden.’
    • ‘Regionally, US policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has made it extremely unpopular.’
    • ‘But the decision has proved hugely unpopular with fans.’
    • ‘Megawati should have the guts to make unpopular policies that will benefit the majority.’
    • ‘Labour officials point to polls showing that negative campaigning is increasingly unpopular with voters.’
    • ‘Iraq is deeply unpopular with the French electorate as a whole.’
    • ‘She was 28 and unpopular from the start.’
    • ‘As it was, the government remained unpopular among large sections of the population.’
    • ‘If our government pursues an unpopular policy, it has to explain itself to the electorate.’
    • ‘But don't forget that Korea was one of the most unpopular wars.’
    • ‘But the scheme and the Iraq war remain very unpopular.’
    • ‘Pressing ahead with another referendum would be deeply unpopular with the electorate.’
    • ‘Megawati's economic policies have also made her highly unpopular.’
    • ‘A company that has auditors poring over its accounts is unpopular at any time.’
    • ‘Yet the move is deeply unpopular in some quarters.’
    disliked, friendless, unliked, unloved, unbefriended, uncherished, hated, detested, despised, loathed
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