disapprove [v] condemn blame, censure, chastise, criticize, damn, decry, denounce, deplore, deprecate, detract, disallow, discommend, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, dispraise, expostulate, find fault with, find unacceptable, frown on, look askance at, look down on, nix*, object to, oppose, pan*, pass on, refuse, reject, remonstrate, reprehend, reprobate, reprove, set aside, slam, spurn, take dim view of, take exception to, turn down, veto, zing*; concepts 18,21,52 —Ant. agree, approve, endorse, like, love, sanction

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  • Disapprove — Dis ap*prove, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapproved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disapproving}.] [Pref. dis + approve: cf. F. d[ e]approuver. Cf. {Disapprobation}.] 1. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disapprove — I (condemn) verb admonish, animadvert, belittle, berate, brand, call to account, cast aspersions on, cast blame upon, castigate, cavil, censure, chastise, chide, criticize, debase, declaim against, decry, denounce, denunciate, deprecate,… …   Law dictionary

  • disapprove of — index decry, discriminate (treat differently), regret Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disapprove — late 15c., disprove; as the reverse of approve it is first attested 1640s. See DIS (Cf. dis ) + APPROVE (Cf. approve). Related: Disapproved; disapproving …   Etymology dictionary

  • disapprove — disapprove, deprecate mean to feel or to express an objection to or condemnation of a person or thing. Dis approve implies an attitude of dislike or distaste on any good grounds (as social, ethical, or intellectual) and an unwillingness to accept …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disapprove — ► VERB ▪ have or express an unfavourable opinion. DERIVATIVES disapproval noun disapproving adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • disapprove — [dis΄ə pro͞ov′] vt. disapproved, disapproving 1. to have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn 2. to refuse to approve; reject vi. to have or express disapproval (of) disapprovingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • disapprove */ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruv] verb [intransitive] Word forms disapprove : present tense I/you/we/they disapprove he/she/it disapproves present participle disapproving past tense disapproved past participle disapproved to not approve of… …   English dictionary

  • disapprove — dis|ap|prove [ ,dısə pruv ] verb intransitive * to not approve of someone or something: She wanted to confide in Alan, but was frightened he might disapprove. disapprove of: Why do you always have to disapprove of everything I do? strongly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disapprove — v. 1) to disapprove completely, strongly, thoroughly, utterly 2) (D; intr.) to disapprove of (they disapproved strongly of my proposal) * * * [ˌdɪsə pruːv] strongly thoroughly utterly to disapprove completely (D; intr.) to disapprove of (they… …   Combinatory dictionary

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