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disapproved

[ dis-uh-proov ]SEE DEFINITION OF disapproved

Synonyms for disapproved

  • 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 disapproved

  • 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 DISAPPROVED

He had disapproved of the marriage of his son and evinced his displeasure in his will.

He never said or did a thing in the absence of my mother of which she would have disapproved.

Adrien disapproved these manners,—too French, in his opinion.

If they disapproved, a wire would oblige, as he should put it into the hands of an agent.

Not that I disapproved of their conduct; I rather envied them, in fact.

They disapproved of the rashness of the new recruit to their body.

If they approved of the substance of his charges, they disapproved of their form.

I had heard that her engagement with Kurtz had been disapproved by her people.

He disapproved of the doctor's sensitiveness about that far-off episode of his life.

But yet she would not have disapproved a service offered to her son.

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 DISAPPROVED

contraband

adjectiveblack-market; unlawful
  • banned
  • bootleg
  • bootlegged
  • disapproved
  • excluded
  • forbidden
  • hot
  • illegal
  • illicit
  • interdicted
  • prohibited
  • proscribed
  • shut out
  • smuggled
  • taboo
  • unauthorized
  • verboten
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