• Common among the general public; generally accepted.
  • Concerning the people; public.
  • Pertaining to or deriving from the people or general public.
  • Of low birth, not noble; vulgar, plebian.
  • Aimed at ordinary people, as opposed to specialists etc.; intended for general consumption.
  • Cultivating the favour of the common people.
  • Liked by many people; generally pleasing, widely admired.
  • Adapted to the means of the common people; cheap.


  • A person who is popular, especially at a school.
  • An inexpensive newspaper with wide circulation.
  • A member of the Populares


Opposite words


  • Borrowed from Latin populāris, from populus + -aris.

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