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

1655–65; dis-1 + approval

self-disapproval, noun

disapprobation, dislike, condemnation.
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disapproval (ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl)
the act or a state or feeling of disapproving; censure; condemnation

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Word Origin & History

1660s, from disapprove + -al (2).
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Example sentences
Everything in the piece is contrived to promote disapproval rather than
But his demotion from the modernist canon has been prompted by moral
  disapproval as well.
It was met with little skepticism and disapproval but instead with wild
  applause on the blog.
But right-wingers stoked public dread and polls soon showed significant
  disapproval of the closure.
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