disapprovingly


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dis·ap·prove

 (dĭs′ə-pro͞ov′)
v. dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing, dis·ap·proves
v.tr.
1. To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
2. To refuse to approve; reject.
v.intr.
To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking.

dis′ap·prov′er n.
dis′ap·prov′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.disapprovingly - showing disapproval; "he shook his head disapprovingly"
approvingly - in an approving manner; "she nodded approvingly"
Translations
بِعَدَم اسْتِحْسان، باسْتِهْجان
odmítavě
misbilligende
meî vanòóknun
odmietavo
onaylamayarakuygun bulmayarak

disapprovingly

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] ADV [look, frown] → con desaprobación
he shook his head disapprovinglyhizo un gesto de desaprobación con la cabeza

disapprovingly

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋli] adv [say] → d'un ton désapprobateur; [look] → d'un air désapprobateur

disapprovingly

disapprovingly

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] advcon aria (or tono) di disapprovazione

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 stared up disapprovingly over his eye-glasses as Mr.
But his self-love would endure no further torment: I heard, and not altogether disapprovingly, a manual cheek given to her saucy tongue.
The little old lady shook her head, and sighed disapprovingly.
If, like Pauline Dicey, she had roller-skated for a solid hour with a black-moustached stranger while her fiance floundered in Mug's Alley she could have understood his frowning disapprovingly.
Of the behavior of the eldest princess and Prince Vasili she spoke disapprovingly, but in whispers and as a great secret.
Vasili Andreevich shook his head disapprovingly at what Nikita was doing, as in general he disapproved of the peasant's stupidity and lack of education, and he began to settle himself down for the night.
They shook their heads disapprovingly and muttered: "A man like that oughtn't to drink.
I stood shaking my head disapprovingly at the rockery before me, lost in these reflections, when a sudden quick pattering of feet coming along in a great hurry made me turn round with a start, just in time to receive the shock of a body tumbling out of the mist and knocking violently against me.
He looked about him sullenly; and when I pointed out in the distance the rounded front of the Eastern Hotel at the bifurcation of two very broad, mean, shabby thoroughfares, rising like a grey stucco tower above the lowly roofs of the dirty-yellow, two-storey houses, he only grunted disapprovingly.
b One of the members going down--a lean official with a portfolio--stood out of his way and looked disapprovingly at the legs of the stranger, then glanced inquiringly at Oblonsky.
Wrench, eyeing the struggling apron disapprovingly, mentioned that Mr Pickering had bought a revolver that morning.
I sat there for a few hours and observed the various inhabitants of the street, all of whom looked at me rather disapprovingly.