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[dis-ap-ruh-bey-shuh n] /ˌdɪs æp rəˈbeɪ ʃən/
disapproval; condemnation.
Origin of disapprobation
1640-50; dis-1 + approbation
Related forms
self-disapprobation, noun Unabridged
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  • But that disapprobation is in part what creates demand.
  • The technique of using humor to diffuse wide-spread public disapprobation is an old and time tested one.
  • The judge gave vent to a faint murmur of disapprobation, and the prisoner in the dock leant forward angrily.
  • We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation.
  • Something of interest and respect would have mingled with their disapprobation.
  • It means actual condonation of counsel's alleged offense, coupled with verbal disapprobation.
  • The local medical society ex press their disapprobation.
British Dictionary definitions for disapprobation


moral or social disapproval
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Word Origin and History for disapprobation

1640s; see dis- + approbation.

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