- I(Roget's IV) n.1. [A disapproving attitude]Syn. disapprobation, rejection, dissatisfaction, displeasure; see objection 1 .2. [An adverse expression]II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.rejection, disfavor, censure, dislike, disparagement, detraction, displeasure, deprecation, dissatisfaction, *thumbs down, animadversion, *boo, *hiss, *Bronx cheer, *raspberry.ANT.: approval, favor, acceptanceIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Unfavorable opinion or judgment: disapprobation, disesteem, disfavor, displeasure. See LIKE.
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Disapproval — Dis ap*prov al, n. Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
disapproval — I noun abhorrence, adverse comment, animadversion, censure, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contradiction, contravention, criticism, demurrer, demurring, denial, denouncement, denunciation, deprecation, detraction, difference, difference of … Law dictionary
disapproval — 1660s; see DISAPPROVE (Cf. disapprove) + AL (Cf. al) (2) … Etymology dictionary
disapproval — [n] condemnation blackball*, black list*, blame, boo*, boycott, brickbat,call down, castigation, catcall*, censure, criticism, denunciation, deprecation, disapprobation, discontent, disfavor, dislike, disparagement, displeasure, dissatisfaction,… … New thesaurus
disapproval — [dis΄ə pro͞o′vəl] n. 1. failure or refusal to approve; rejection 2. unfavorable opinion; condemnation … English World dictionary
disapproval — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ Several countries have expressed their strong disapproval of the law. ▪ faint, mild ▪ widespread ▪ official … Collocations dictionary
disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ ,dısə pruvl ] noun uncount a feeling of not approving of someone or something: disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr. Jensen shook her head in disapproval … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
disapproval — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv(ə)l] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruv(ə)l] noun [uncountable] a feeling of not approving of someone or something disapproval of: He made no secret of his disapproval of the way the affair was handled. in/with disapproval: Dr Jensen shook her head … English dictionary
disapproval — dis|ap|prov|al [ˌdısəˈpru:vəl] n [U] an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or not suitable ≠ ↑approval disapproval of ▪ strong disapproval of the country s human rights record with/in disapproval ▪… … Dictionary of contemporary English
disapproval — noun (U) an attitude that shows you think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or unsuitable (+ of): We intend to express our disapproval of the marriage. | with disapproval: Baxter eyed our dirty clothes with obvious disapproval. | … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
disapproval — n. 1) to express (one s) disapproval 2) strong disapproval * * * [ˌdɪsə pruːv(ə)l] strong disapproval to express (one s) disapproval … Combinatory dictionary