- the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
Origin of disapproval
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disapprobation, dislike, condemnation.
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Examples from the Web for disapproval
While critics felt the season was inspired, some fans voiced their disapproval.‘Archer’ Season 6 Preview: Cast and Crew on Rebranding and Dropping ISIS
October 27, 2014
Mustering a coalition of disapproval for the World Cup should be much easier than it would be for an Olympiad.Best Way to Punish Putin? No World Cup
July 20, 2014
Hardline media have roared their disapproval and prominent conservative politicians have joined in.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public
May 23, 2014
Still, Governor Oops boasts a 55 percent approval average, with just 33 percent disapproval, putting him 22 points in the black.Is Jindal the Least Popular Guv?
David Freedlander, Brandy Zadrozny
February 25, 2014
The rates of disapproval are similar in other post-Soviet countries.Putin’s Post-Sochi LGBT Crackdown
February 24, 2014
She looked at K. defiantly, but there was no disapproval in his eyes.
She went out of the room with disapproval in every line of her back.
But the shack filled with his disapproval of her reluctance to free him from his promise.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
He looked with interest and curiosity and some disapproval at the couple.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
That surely would have been sufficient indication of their disapproval.Cleo The Magnificent
- the act or a state or feeling of disapproving; censure; condemnation
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Word Origin and History for disapproval
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