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
There is a real sense in which he stands aloof from his creations, neither approving nor disapproving but letting them go.
Some report receiving disapproving looks from fellow churchgoers and scoldings from ushers.
Bad as things are they could be worse, say the disapproving critics.
The planning commission is the principal city administrative board reviewing and approving or disapproving subdivision requests.
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