disapprove

[dis-uh-proov]
verb (used with object), disapproved, disapproving.
1.
to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
2.
to withhold approval from; decline to sanction: The Senate disapproved the nominations.
verb (used without object), disapproved, disapproving.
3.
to have an unfavorable opinion; express disapproval (usually followed by of ).

Origin:
1475–85; dis-1 + approve

disapprover, noun
disapprovingly, adverb
postdisapproved, adjective

1. deny, disapprove, disprove, rebut, refute (see synonym study at deny) ; 2. disapprove, disprove, rebut, refute.


1. deplore, decry, criticize.


1. praise.
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disapprove (ˌdɪsəˈpruːv)
 
vb (often foll by of)
1.  to consider wrong, bad, etc
2.  (tr) to withhold approval from
 
disap'proving
 
adj
 
disap'provingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

disapprove
late 15c., originally "disprove;" as the reverse of approve; it is first attested 1640s. See dis- + approve. Related: Disapproving
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Example sentences
Most of them disapprove of that cynicism to the extent that they are willing to
  suffer to make a point.
As expected, entertainment groups disapprove of such measures.
They know that voters disapprove of these newspapers at the same time as buying
  them.
Some cling to democracy as the final ideal, and certainly they have the right
  to disapprove of our service.
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