from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
- transitive v. To refuse to approve; reject.
- intransitive v. To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To condemn; consider wrong or inappropriate.
- v. To refuse to approve; reject.
- v. To have or express an unfavorable opinion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure.
- transitive v. To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline to sanction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To regard with disfavor; think wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion or judgment: now generally followed by of: as, to disapprove of dancing, or of late hours.
- To withhold approval from; reject as not approved of; decline to sanction: as, the court disapproved the verdict.
- To express or feel disapprobation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deem wrong or inappropriate
- v. consider bad or wrong
dis- + approve (Wiktionary)