Meaning of “unpopular” in the English Dictionary

"unpopular" in British English

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uk /ʌnˈpɒp.jə.lər/ us /ʌnˈpɑː.pjə.lɚ/

B2 not liked by many people:

Night flights from the airport are unpopular.
The president is becoming increasingly unpopular.

More examples

  • It was an unpopular policy and caused a number of conflicts within the party.
  • Her sense of superiority makes her very unpopular.
  • The policy of charging air travellers for vegetarian meals proved very unpopular.
  • Such unpopular legislation is unlikely to be introduced before the next election.
  • The tax was so unpopular that the government decided to drop it.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌʌn.pɒp.jəˈlær.ə.ti/ us /ˌʌn.pɑː.pjəˈler.ə.t̬i/

(Definition of “unpopular” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unpopular" in American English

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us /ʌnˈpɑp·jə·lər/

not liked or enjoyed by many people:

I’m not surprised the mayor is unpopular.

(Definition of “unpopular” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)