Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being unpopular.
- n. the property or degree of being unpopular
- n. the quality of lacking general approval or acceptance
“So perhaps their unpopularity is somehow also tied to their dedicated drive for this healthcare legislation.”
“Gordon Brown's attempt to relaunch his government has flopped, according to a poll for The Sunday Times, and his unpopularity is on a par with the worst days of John Major.”
“That would raise electric rates, making for some short-term unpopularity, but it would also stave off potentially ruinous price hikes down the line.”
“Even though you might personally receive some short-term unpopularity for voting your conscience, your considered evaluation and your wise instincts.”
“In normal circumstances, political leaders will accept short-term unpopularity, but they will not knowingly embark on a course of action that cannot bring them popularity in the end.”
“Therefore, we search for those areas that are unpopular and then we study them to see if that unpopularity is permanent.”
“And we did it knowing it meant working with our political enemies and almost certain short-term unpopularity.”
“But from the Blairite shallows, it was much better than having to confront a decision that might have incurred short-term unpopularity, but is all but inevitable for our future energy security: the building of more nuclear power stations.”
“We rose to the challenge," he added, "and we did it knowing it meant working with our political enemies and almost certain short-term unpopularity.”
“It consists in giving vocal sections of the people what they want in the short term rather than proposing to most of the people what they need in the longer term - and taking the risk of short-term unpopularity along the way, as all good leaders have done.”
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