disapproval

[ dis-uh-proo-vuhl ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈpru vəl /

noun

the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.

Nearby words

  1. disappointed,
  2. disappointing,
  3. disappointment,
  4. disappointment, cape,
  5. disapprobation,
  6. disapprove,
  7. disapproving,
  8. disarm,
  9. disarmament,
  10. disarming

Origin of disapproval

First recorded in 1655–65; dis-1 + approval

Related formsself-dis·ap·prov·al, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disapproval

disapproval

/ (ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl) /

noun

the act or a state or feeling of disapproving; censure; condemnation
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Word Origin and History for disapproval

disapproval

n.

1660s; see disapprove + -al (2).

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