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disapprove

[ dis-uh-proov ]SEE DEFINITION OF disapprove

Synonyms for disapprove

  • decry
  • denounce
  • deplore
  • dislike
  • oppose
  • reject
  • veto
  • blame
  • censure
  • chastise
  • criticize
  • damn
  • deprecate
  • detract
  • disallow
  • discountenance
  • disesteem
  • disfavor
  • dismiss
  • expostulate
  • nix
  • pan
  • refuse
  • remonstrate
  • reprehend
  • reprobate
  • reprove
  • slam
  • spurn
  • discommend
  • dispraise
  • find fault with
  • find unacceptable
  • frown on
  • look askance at
  • look down on
  • object to
  • pass on
  • set aside
  • take dim view of
  • take exception to
  • turn down
  • zing
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Antonyms for disapprove

  • allow
  • approve
  • compliment
  • praise
  • ratify
  • sanction
  • accept
  • commend
  • endorse
  • exalt
  • laud
  • permit
  • promote
  • welcome
  • agree
  • like
  • love
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISAPPROVE

You have never been to the theatre, you say, and yet you disapprove of it.

I think, my dear mother, you would not disapprove of her as a daughter.

By which is implied a right to disapprove, if they think fit.

I know you well enough to realize that you do not disapprove of what I am doing.

And though I disapprove of your husband's doings, you know I would not willingly do him any harm?

Do you mean he's an acquaintance of whom you disapprove for her?

Her attitude was so lovely that it was impossible to disapprove of her.

"You disapprove, of course," continued Brother Copas easily.

It was my duty to approve or disapprove the finding of the court.

I know also that you will speak the truth, whether you approve or disapprove.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "disprove;" as the reverse of approve it is first attested 1640s. See dis- + approve. Related: Disapproved; disapproving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISAPPROVE

blame

verbaccuse; place responsibility
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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