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[dis-ap-ruh-bey-shuh n]
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  1. disapproval; condemnation.
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Origin of disapprobation

First recorded in 1640–50; dis-1 + approbation
Related formsself-dis·ap·pro·ba·tion, noun
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Related Words for disapprobation

objection, condemnation, censure, boycott, disfavor, dislike

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Historical Examples of disapprobation

  • As for Ben, he was less afraid of a whipping than of his father's disapprobation.

    Biographical Stories

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • If it were repeated to-day there would be a shout of disapprobation.

  • The Doctor was still in this mood of disapprobation when John entered.

    Dr. Sevier

    George W. Cable

  • Balfour squealed forth his disapprobation for upwards of an hour.

  • The Colonel, however, expressed no surprise and no disapprobation.

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore

British Dictionary definitions for disapprobation


  1. moral or social disapproval
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Word Origin and History for disapprobation


1640s; see dis- + approbation.

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