What is the opposite of popular?

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(of a person) Opposite of liked or admired by the majority of people
“His tendency to lose his temper made him an unpopular character around the club.”
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(of a belief or attitude) Opposite of held by the majority of public
“It is by no means an uncommon belief that a system of ethics resting on either theological or philosophical foundations is needful for the security of practical morality.”
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(of political activity) Opposite of participated in by a large part of the public rather than driven by politicians or political parties
“The anti-monarchy lobby insists that the monarch is a burden on the taxpayer and undemocratic.”
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(of cultural activities or products) Opposite of designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
“Their activity sections are supposedly quite highbrow, but they still have lots of popular things to do.”
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Opposite of of the day
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Opposite of characteristic of a popular trend or style
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Opposite of being predominant across, or applying to, a broad spectrum
“His dissent gives a clear insight into his limited, narrow view of individual liberties.”
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Opposite of present, appearing, or found everywhere
“I don't mind freckles on my face, but the odd mole aggrieves me.”
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Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
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Opposite of traditionally, or generally, recognized and accepted
“One must be wary of the quack doctor who treats his patients using unfamiliar techniques.”
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Opposite of tending to favor the status quo and averse to change
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Opposite of accepted, used or practiced by most people
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Opposite of prevalent or widespread among a given class or area
“Since dance is an evolving art form, most likes and dislikes are matters of personal opinion.”
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Opposite of popular or in demand
Undesirable traits such as health defects, aggressiveness or lack of docility are selected against.”
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Opposite of unanimous or undivided
“All judges were asked to vote, but the panel was divided in their deliberation for a resounding winner.”
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Opposite of reasonable or low in cost or price
“Expensive market research and costly billboard advertising were crucial factors in its success.”
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(of a tune or phrase) Opposite of instantly appealing and memorable
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(of a question or subject) Opposite of being of current or continuing interest and importance
“Free education was once a dead issue that must be raised again as it is pertinent to our children's futures.”
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Opposite of of, relating to, catering for, or visited by tourists
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Opposite of common or mass
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Opposite of treated or regarded with partiality
“When they could not procure the mahi-mahi, Johnny reluctantly accepted the mackerel, his unpreferred choice.”
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Opposite of used in or suitable for everyday conversation rather than formal or official contexts
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Opposite of trendy or fashionable
“He wore baggy, rainbow-colored pants that were highly unfashionable.”
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Opposite of the best of its kind or class
“I have come across parents like him who simply shrug their shoulders when you outline their children's atrocious behavior.”
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Opposite of having a good reputation
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Opposite of related to the (or any) city
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Opposite of not of the elite, of the peasantry or working-class
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Opposite of significantly broad in extent
“Those species endemic to a very limited area are often most threatened by the collection of plants from the wild.”
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