disapprove

[dis-uh-proov] /ˌdɪs əˈpruv/
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
Related forms
disapprover, noun
disapprovingly, adverb
postdisapproved, adjective
Can be confused
deny, disapprove, disprove, rebut, refute (see synonym study at deny)
disapprove, disprove, rebut, refute.
Synonyms
1. deplore, decry, criticize.
Antonyms
1. praise.
British Dictionary definitions for disapprovingly
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 and History for disapprovingly
disapprove
late 15c., originally "disprove;" as the reverse of approve; it is first attested 1640s. See dis- + approve. Related: Disapproving
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