disapproving
disapproving disapproving adj. expressing disapproval. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • disapproving — index calumnious, contemptuous, critical (faultfinding), cynical, derogatory, disdainful, dissenting …   Law dictionary

  • disapproving — [[t]dɪ̱səpru͟ːvɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED A disapproving action or expression shows that you do not approve of something or someone. Janet gave him a disapproving look. Derived words: disapprovingly ADV GRADED ADV after v Antonio looked at him… …   English dictionary

  • Disapproving — Disapprove Dis ap*prove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapproved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disapproving}.] [Pref. dis + approve: cf. F. d[ e]approuver. Cf. {Disapprobation}.] 1. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disapproving — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ADVERB ▪ very ▪ mildly, slightly Disapproving is used with these nouns: ↑frown, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • disapproving — dis|ap|prov|ing [ˌdısəˈpru:vıŋ] adj showing that you think someone or something is bad or wrong ≠ ↑approving ▪ a disapproving frown >disapprovingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproving — dis|ap|prov|ing [ ,dısə pruvıŋ ] adjective a disapproving expression or reaction shows that someone does not approve of something ╾ dis|ap|prov|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disapproving — adjective showing that you think someone or something is bad or unsuitable: a disapproving frown disapprovingly adverb: Tyler shook his head disapprovingly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disapproving — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruvɪŋ] adjective a disapproving expression or reaction shows that someone does not approve of something Derived word: disapprovingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • disapproving — [ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ] adj a disapproving expression or reaction shows that someone does not approve of something disapprovingly adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • disapproving — disapprove ► VERB ▪ have or express an unfavourable opinion. DERIVATIVES disapproval noun disapproving adjective …   English terms dictionary

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