American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of disapproving; condemnation or censure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.
- n. the act of disapproving or condemning
- n. a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
- n. the expression of disapproval
- n. an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
- dis- + approval (Wiktionary)
“That's why his disapproval is at the highest point of his presidency in the CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.”
“In other words, if a Member of Congress disapproves of the way that the Rules Committee operates, the only way to show disapproval is to vote for somebody else for Speaker of the House.”
“If anything my disapproval is that the President is NOT TOUGH ENOUGH on that country.”
“My disapproval is becuase he won't tell the RNC/blue dog dems were to put it.”
“The latest poll of polls shows disapproval is now higher than approval.”
“ThinkProgress was at the speech and observed attendees of the conference murmuring and shaking their heads in disapproval:”
“We can feel shame for living in poverty, for loving a member of the same sex, for breastfeeding publicly, if any measure of social disapproval is directed at those things.”
“Reagan was about two points lower than Obama in disapproval, but he was almost four points lower in approval, as well.”
“The biggest drop has been on his handling of the economy, down 12 points since February; his disapproval is up 19 points.”
“Moreover, the perception of disapproval from the remote, unwashed masses is a little bit like a drug.”
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