Disapproval
Disapproval Dis`ap*prov"al, n. Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment. [1913 Webster]

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  • disapproval — I noun abhorrence, adverse comment, animadversion, censure, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contradiction, contravention, criticism, demurrer, demurring, denial, denouncement, denunciation, deprecation, detraction, difference, difference of …   Law dictionary

  • disapproval — 1660s; see DISAPPROVE (Cf. disapprove) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disapproval — [n] condemnation blackball*, black list*, blame, boo*, boycott, brickbat,call down, castigation, catcall*, censure, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, disapprobation, discontent, disfavor, dislike, disparagement, displeasure, dissatisfaction,… …   New thesaurus

  • disapproval — [dis΄ə pro͞o′vəl] n. 1. failure or refusal to approve; rejection 2. unfavorable opinion; condemnation …   English World dictionary

  • disapproval — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ Several countries have expressed their strong disapproval of the law. ▪ faint, mild ▪ widespread ▪ official …   Collocations dictionary

  • disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ ,dısə pruvl ] noun uncount a feeling of not approving of someone or something: disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr. Jensen shook her head in disapproval …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disapproval — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv(ə)l] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruv(ə)l] noun [uncountable] a feeling of not approving of someone or something disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr Jensen shook her head …   English dictionary

  • disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ˌdısəˈpru:vəl] n [U] an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or not suitable ≠ ↑approval disapproval of ▪ strong disapproval of the country s human rights record with/in disapproval ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproval — noun (U) an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or unsuitable (+ of): We intend to express our disapproval of the marriage. | with disapproval: Baxter eyed our dirty clothes with obvious disapproval. | …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproval — n. 1) to express (one s) disapproval 2) strong disapproval * * * [ˌdɪsə pruːv(ə)l] strong disapproval to express (one s) disapproval …   Combinatory dictionary

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