unpopularity

[ UK /ʌnpˌɒpjʊlˈæɹɪti/ ]
[ US /ənˌpɑpjəˈɫɛɹɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. the quality of lacking general approval or acceptance
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How To Use unpopularity In A Sentence

  • This explains not only his testy relations with some colleagues, but also his unpopularity with teachers and parents. Times, Sunday Times
  • The government's unpopularity was demonstrated in the January 1991 partial legislative and local elections.
  • But I am afraid that the measures necessary to introduce what may be called the factory standard of sanitariness into every room, where work is being done for wages, would involve an amount of inspection and interference with the domestic lives of hundreds of thousands of people which might create such unpopularity as to defeat its own object. Constructive Imperialism
  • I remember checking a maid because she sang some bairnly kickshaw while my mind was thus engaged; and my asperity brought about my ears the enmity of all the petticoats about the house; of which I reeked very little, but it amused Mr. Henry, who rallied me much upon our joint unpopularity. Persecutions Endured
  • He was prepared to take on the education establishment and court unpopularity to make the system work for those who cannot afford school fees. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was prepared to take on the education establishment and court unpopularity to make the system work for those who cannot afford school fees. Times, Sunday Times
  • 'quizzing' -- the not unreasonable ground of unpopularity with her female friends. Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 438 Volume 17, New Series, May 22, 1852
  • It's unpopularity with their enemies became a criterion of its merit.
  • So what is the point of courting such unpopularity over tax credits for so little saving? Times, Sunday Times
  • No contrary evidence, no matter how overwhelming and uncontradicted, can alter this view: not the collapse in Palin's support in just five weeks in 2008, not the statistical studies that show her as the only vice-presidential nominee in history to have hurt her ticket, not her rampant unpopularity with American women, not her own flinching from a second encounter with the Alaskan electorate. Living in a fantasy world? No way!
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