verb (used with object), dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing.
- disappointment, cape,
Origin of disapprove
Examples from the Web for disapprovingly
I was with Romney at a New Hampshire event when a woman in the crowd said disapprovingly that he had four houses.
A pair of elderly English ladies at an adjoining table stared at us disapprovingly.
"That looks like a cemetery," said Mrs. Trescott, disapprovingly, disentangling her lace shawl from a bush.Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Arthur who had shown that "puppy stuff" for Priscilla, that his old aunt was always so disapprovingly sniffing at!Gadsby|Ernest Vincent Wright
"I sent for you some time ago, Leonore," said her mother, disapprovingly.The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
Drawing back from Mrs. Thayer, she eyed her sternly and disapprovingly.The Somnambulist and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
She looked at him for a long time, shook her head slowly, disapprovingly.Majesty|Louis Couperus