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disapproval

[dis-uh-proo-vuh l] /ˌdɪs əˈpru vəl/
noun
1.
the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure:
stern disapproval.
Origin of disapproval
1655-1665
1655-65; dis-1 + approval
Related forms
self-disapproval, noun
Synonyms
disapprobation, dislike, condemnation.
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  • “My dear, I should be sorry if you did not,” he answered with dignity, and with a strong note of disapproval in his voice.

    With Hoops of Steel Florence Finch Kelly
  • She looked at K. defiantly, but there was no disapproval in his eyes.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • At the sight of the pair he halted, looking at them in question, and with disapproval.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • But the shack filled with his disapproval of her reluctance to free him from his promise.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • "And yet you think of being married, which it is not nice to speak of," said Lucy, with disapproval.

    Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for disapproval

disapproval

/ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl/
noun
1.
the act or a state or feeling of disapproving; censure; condemnation
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Word Origin and History for disapproval
n.

1660s; see disapprove + -al (2).

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