Definition of disapproving in English:

disapproving

Syllabification: dis·ap·prov·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌdisəˈpro͞oviNG
 
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adjective

  • Expressing an unfavorable opinion: he shot a disapproving glance at her
    More example sentences
    • Her lips were turned down in a disapproving frown.
    • Elizabeth met his teasing glance with a small disapproving frown.
    • She saw Darcy giving her a rather disapproving look.

Derivatives

disapprovingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He quickly pushed the guilt aside and frowned disapprovingly.
  • He frowned disapprovingly and offered a hand to help her up.
  • Her big, tattered coat made women at doorways frown disapprovingly and usher their children inside.

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