disapprobation


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dis·ap·pro·ba·tion

 (dĭs-ăp′rə-bā′shən)
n.
Moral disapproval; condemnation.

disapprobation

(ˌdɪsæprəʊˈbeɪʃən)
n
moral or social disapproval

dis•ap•pro•ba•tion

(ˌdɪs æp rəˈbeɪ ʃən)

n.
condemnation.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disapprobation - an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
disapproval - the expression of disapproval
animadversion, censure - harsh criticism or disapproval
demonisation, demonization - to represent as diabolically evil; "the demonization of our enemies"
approbation - official recognition or approval

disapprobation

noun
Unfavorable opinion or judgment:
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This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
I recognised my moral weakness, but saw that my disapprobation had in it already something of a pose; and I knew that if I felt it, his own keen instinct had discovered it, too.
John Dashwood, by this pointed invitation to her brother, how totally she disregarded her disapprobation of the match.
Now I cannot be sure of the approbation or disapprobation of a client who cannot speak, and as the object of his desire or his repugnance cannot be clearly proved to me, on account of his want of speech, my services here would be quite useless, and cannot be legally exercised.
Everyone was loudly expressing disapprobation, everyone was repeating a phrase some one had uttered--"The lions and gladiators will be the next thing," and everyone was feeling horrified; so that when Vronsky fell to the ground, and Anna moaned aloud, there was nothing very out of the way in it.
This proposal was received with the utmost disapprobation by the whole board.
As to poll taxes, I, without scruple, confess my disapprobation of them; and though they have prevailed from an early period in those States[1] which have uniformly been the most tenacious of their rights, I should lament to see them introduced into practice under the national government.
They must have borne in mind, that as the plan to be framed and proposed was to be submitted TO THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES, the disapprobation of this supreme authority would destroy it forever; its approbation blot out antecedent errors and irregularities.
You must know that though I should be exceedingly grieved at their disapprobation, I could not hesitate.
The rest of the natives had likewise evinced their strong repugnance to my wishes, and even Kory-Kory himself seemed to share in the general disapprobation bestowed upon me.
I do not wonder at your disapprobation, upon my word.
His disapprobation was expressed, but apparently very little regarded.