- 1Have or express an unfavourable opinion: Bob strongly disapproved of drinking and drivingMore example sentences
have/express a poor opinion of, dislike, be against, object to, find unacceptable, think wrong, take exception to, not believe in, not support, frown on, take a dim view of, look askance at; be dissatisfied with, be displeased with, be hostile towards; detest, deplore, despise, loathe; criticize, censure, blame, condemn, denounce, decry, reproach, rebuke, reprove, remonstrate against; disparage, deprecate• informal look down one's nose at, knock• rare animadvertreproachful, reproving, full of reproof; critical, criticizing, censorious, condemnatory, condemning, denouncing, scathing, damning; disparaging, deprecatory, unfavourable, pejorative, derogatory; dissatisfied, displeased, hostile
- Some of these same critics also disapproved of his drinking habits and his choice of friends who visited local taverns.
- The effect of political correctness, which disapproves of such views, merely means they are not spoken aloud in places where they will be disapproved of.
- Earlier, the Chief Minister disapproved of Mr. Jerome's statement.
- 1.1 [with object] Officially refuse to agree to: a company may take power to disapprove the transfer of sharesMore example sentences
- Parliament is not going to choose the buyers in the privatisation deals but just approve or disapprove the decision by the executive power.
- Instead, Kitty, Congress must actively disapprove an act to block the bill in order to keep it from going into effect as it has been negotiated.
- The FDA will then evaluate the recommendation and either approve or disapprove the product for marketing.
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- So it's natural that the ‘disapprovers,’ essentially all of whom I take to be loyal Democrats, would become more numerous.
- I suppose every society needs its self-appointed professional disapprovers, but they really wouldn't be much fun to sit next to at a dinner party.
- Some facilities have a critical mass of sexual offenders so the individual sexual offender is safer from the aggressive disapprovers.