- Possession or expression of an unfavourable opinion: Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voiceMore example sentences
disapprobation, dislike; dissatisfaction, disfavour, displeasure, distaste, odium, objection, demurral, exception; dissent, disagreement; criticism, censure, condemnation, denunciation, opprobrium; blame, reproach, rebuke, reproof, remonstration; disparagement, deprecation• informal the thumbs down• rare animadversion
- 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.