an act or instance of dissent, disapproval, etc.
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How to use thumbs-down in a sentence
The programs were nominated for several Emmy Awards and introduced the classic “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” critical technique.Roger Ebert, 70, Has Died: A Look at the Life of Cinema’s Great Appreciator | Marlow Stern | April 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His sinking approval is undoubtedly a thumbs-down on how the GOP is handling the endless budget mess.
An offensive movie deserves a thumbs-down, not violent riots around the world.
And our politics demand simple stories, thumbs up, thumbs down.March Jobs Data Proves the Crisis Is Over but Problems Remain | Zachary Karabell | April 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The thumbs-up, thumbs-down nature of politics and media impedes our collective ability to cogently address what is going on.Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Steady, but There’s Underlying Trouble | Zachary Karabell | March 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mayor says thumbs up (to the breast) meant death and thumbs down meant Lower that sword.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
So a cruel Roman lady might have regarded a gladiator in the arena, answering his appeal with Thumbs down.Nothing But the Truth | Frederic S. Isham
If he calls out simply "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down" no attention must be paid to this order as a forfeit is taken.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
He is the market; he makes the price by the simple process of "thumbs up" or "thumbs down."Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World | Clifton R. Wooldridge
Yes, and you used to have thumbs down in your Roman theatres, too, mischievously added Ted.Betty Lee, Sophomore | David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)