disapproving


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disapproving - expressing or manifesting disapproval
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
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disapproving

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
nesouhlasný
misbilligende
vanòóknunar-
nesúhlasný
onaylamayanuygun bulmayan

disapproving

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ] ADJ [look, glance] → de desaprobación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

disapproving

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ] adj [glance, look, frown] → désapprobateur/trice, de désapprobation
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disapproving

adj look, glance, personmissbilligend; to make disapproving noisessein Missfallen zum Ausdruck bringen; to be disapproving of somebody/somethingjdn/etw missbilligen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

disapproving

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ] adjdi disapprovazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
The butler was looking even more than usually disapproving, and his disapproval had, so to speak, crystallized, as if it had found some more concrete and definite objective than either barefoot dancing or the United States.
'Well?' Behind the gold-rimmed spectacles of Master Bean there shone a softer look than usual, a look rather complacent than disapproving.
She somehow felt like a confederate in crime, and tried to look severe and disapproving.
Earlier this month, a Washington Post-Schar School poll found Mueller's investigation maintained a net positive image with 51 per cent approving and 34 per cent disapproving of the way he has handled the investigation.
Trump's net disapproval rating has also increased, with 52 percent of those disapproving in July going up to 55 percent in February.
Prominent lawyer and former Senate chairman Wasim Sajjad said that if an ordinance that the opposition parties would not sanction is promulgated, they would pass a resolution in the upper house of parliament disapproving it.
The parity in strong opinions between the two periods parallels similar levels of overall approval, with 42% approving and 53% disapproving in the 2017 poll and 42% approving and 54% disapproving today.
Insurance companies got approving nods from 26 percent and disapproving marks from 29 percent of voters but also left 45 percent saying they had a neutral opinion or no opinion at all.
Hollywood celebrity Terry Crews just gave the go-ahead to put his 'disapproving' face on a girl's new debit card.
And on health care, the approval rating stands at 39 percent, with 61 percent disapproving. His overall job approval is at 42 percent, with 58 disapproving.
These included Syria and Afghanistan, with 57 percent disapproving of his policy towards both war-torn countries; climate change where he scored a 46 percent disapproval rating and Iran and China, in which 53 percent and 52 percent of those polled took issue with Obama's policies.