disapproval


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dis·ap·prov·al

 (dĭs′ə-pro͞o′vəl)
n.
The act of disapproving; condemnation or censure.

disapproval

(ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl)
n
the act or a state or feeling of disapproving; censure; condemnation

dis•ap•prov•al

(ˌdɪs əˈpru vəl)

n.
the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disapproval - a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doingdisapproval - a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
2.disapproval - the expression of disapproval
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
condemnation, disapprobation - an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
discouragement - the expression of opposition and disapproval
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
3.disapproval - an inclination to withhold approval from some person or groupdisapproval - an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
inclination, tendency, disposition - an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
doghouse - an idiomatic term for being in disfavor; "in the doghouse"
reprobation - severe disapproval
4.disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
judgment, assessment, judgement - the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event; "they criticized my judgment of the contestants"
dispraise, disparagement - the act of speaking contemptuously of
condemnation - (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)
branding, stigmatisation, stigmatization - the act of stigmatizing
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

disapproval

noun displeasure, criticism, objection, condemnation, dissatisfaction, censure, reproach, denunciation, deprecation, disapprobation, stick (slang) His action had been greeted with almost universal disapproval.

disapproval

noun
Unfavorable opinion or judgment:
Translations
إسْتِنْكار، إسْتِهْجان، عَدَم اسْتِحْسان
nesouhlas
misbilligelsemodviljeuvilje
rosszallás
vanòóknun
neodobravanje
onaylamamauygun bulmama

disapproval

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl] Ndesaprobación f
she pursed her lips in disapprovalfrunció los labios en un gesto de desaprobación

disapproval

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl] n (of person, behaviour, plan, decision)désapprobation f
a chorus of disapproval → une très forte désapprobation
to meet with disapproval → être désapprouvé(e)

disapproval

nMissbilligung f; murmur of disapprovalmissbilligendes Gemurmel

disapproval

[dɪsəˈpruːvl] ndisapprovazione f

disapprove

(disəˈpruːv) verb
to have an unfavourable opinion (of). Her mother disapproved of her behaviour.
ˌdisapˈproval noun
She frowned to show her disapproval.
ˌdisapˈproving adjective
a disapproving look.
ˌdisapˈprovingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
He was staring at her with undisguised surprise, and disapproval also, she thought, for though he bowed and smiled, yet something in his honest eyes made her blush and wish she had her old dress on.
He endeavored, in a general way, to express a particular disapproval, and only succeeded in arousing the ire and opposition of his father-in-law.
My elder companion, the next moment, at any rate, blotted out everything but her own flushed face and her loud, shocked protest, a burst of high disapproval.
She could not endure Jane's disapproval, although she would never have confessed to such a weakness.
The master is fre- quently compelled to sell this class of his slaves, out of deference to the feelings of his white wife; and, cruel as the deed may strike any one to be, for a man to sell his own children to human flesh-mongers, it is often the dictate of humanity for him to do so; for, unless he does this, he must not only whip them himself, but must stand by and see one white son tie up his brother, of but few shades darker com- plexion than himself, and ply the gory lash to his naked back; and if he lisp one word of disapproval, it is set down to his parental partiality, and only makes a bad matter worse, both for himself and the slave whom he would protect and defend.
You will not take it amiss if I express my strong disapproval of your allowing yourself, on any pretense whatever, to be mixed up for the future with your sister's proceedings.
The explosion of disapproval, which nothing but Silver's black looks had restrained, broke out immediately the doctor had left the house.
Sarkoja thought it best," she answered, her face betokening her disapproval of the procedure.
Dantes endeavored to renew the subject; the abbe shook his head in token of disapproval, and refused to make any further response.
The tender admiration in Adam's face was slightly shadowed by reluctant disapproval.
the General inquired with grave disapproval in his tone, and a stare, of astonishment, while the Frenchman looked at me unbelievingly.
M'Leod got it, and I was butler, amid murmured apologies from Baxter, still smiling and self-absorbed, and the cold disapproval of Miss Mary, who thought the pattern of the china vulgar.