from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking general approval or acceptance.
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- adj. lacking popularity
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not popular; not having the public favor: as, an unpopular magistrate; an unpopular law.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval
He said he hoped to work with Fife council leader Peter Grant and hoped he would agree to stop what he called the unpopular care home charges.
Generally, any analysis of possible GOP courses of action that does not start with the observation that the GOP has become ridiculously unpopular is in serious danger of reaching erroneous conclusions.
Fans could pack tiny, dingy venues on the edge of various downtowns, and the young people who sustain unpopular popular music could afford the modest cover charges and the watered-down alcoholic beverages.
It is the right to engage in unpopular speech -- speech challenging the status quo, which the angry mob or the tyrannical government would be tempted to suppress -- that the First Amendment protects for all of us.
TARP was unpopular from the get-go, and Americans opposed its extension 56-32 last January, according to a poll then from Diageo/Hotline.
Put briefly, the rigorous econometric analysis undertaken by these four scholars led them to conclude that "to the extent that counterinsurgent forces engage in unpopular and aggressive operations that generate specific local grievances, they are likely to facilitate increased recruitment and support for insurgent groups."
It's a juggling act that can result in unpopular decisions.
While some may call it unpopular, we know that it's because people do not want to deal with details - even if the details benefit them directly.
The question, then, is why does TARP remain unpopular, despite its success?
This would send a message that civil speech, even if unpopular, is a protected right in schools and makes our county better than countries whose governments do not respect and enforce such a right.
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