disapproval


disapproval
[[t]dɪ̱səpru͟ːv(ə)l[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n
If you feel or show disapproval of something or someone, you feel or show that you do not approve of them.

His action had been greeted with almost universal disapproval.

...a society that registered its disapproval of alcohol by banning it.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Disapproval — Dis ap*prov al, n. Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disapproval — I noun abhorrence, adverse comment, animadversion, censure, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contradiction, contravention, criticism, demurrer, demurring, denial, denouncement, denunciation, deprecation, detraction, difference, difference of …   Law dictionary

  • disapproval — 1660s; see DISAPPROVE (Cf. disapprove) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disapproval — [n] condemnation blackball*, black list*, blame, boo*, boycott, brickbat,call down, castigation, catcall*, censure, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, disapprobation, discontent, disfavor, dislike, disparagement, displeasure, dissatisfaction,… …   New thesaurus

  • disapproval — [dis΄ə pro͞o′vəl] n. 1. failure or refusal to approve; rejection 2. unfavorable opinion; condemnation …   English World dictionary

  • disapproval — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ Several countries have expressed their strong disapproval of the law. ▪ faint, mild ▪ widespread ▪ official …   Collocations dictionary

  • disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ ,dısə pruvl ] noun uncount a feeling of not approving of someone or something: disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr. Jensen shook her head in disapproval …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disapproval — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv(ə)l] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruv(ə)l] noun [uncountable] a feeling of not approving of someone or something disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr Jensen shook her head …   English dictionary

  • disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ˌdısəˈpru:vəl] n [U] an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or not suitable ≠ ↑approval disapproval of ▪ strong disapproval of the country s human rights record with/in disapproval ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproval — noun (U) an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or unsuitable (+ of): We intend to express our disapproval of the marriage. | with disapproval: Baxter eyed our dirty clothes with obvious disapproval. | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproval — n. 1) to express (one s) disapproval 2) strong disapproval * * * [ˌdɪsə pruːv(ə)l] strong disapproval to express (one s) disapproval …   Combinatory dictionary


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