Definition of disapproving in English:

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disapproving

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ/

adjective

Expressing an unfavourable 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

Pronunciation: /dɪsəˈpruːvɪŋli/
adverb
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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