Definition of disapproval in English:


Line breaks: dis|ap¦proval
Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈpruːvl


[mass noun]
Possession or expression of an unfavourable opinion: Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voice
More example sentences
  • Yesterday's Senate expression of disapproval was a good sign, but will die in the House.
  • The diplomat explained that people were booing, an expression of disapproval.
  • She first arrived in London in the mid-Sixties, in no doubt of her father's disapproval and contempt.
disapprobation, dislike;
dissatisfaction, disfavour, displeasure, distaste, odium, objection, demurral, exception;
dissent, disagreement;
criticism, censure, condemnation, denunciation, opprobrium;
blame, reproach, rebuke, reproof, remonstration;
informal the thumbs down

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