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
According to the Quinnipiac poll, Americans by an 18-point margin disapprove of the job President Barack Obama's doing on health care.
And yet, does Sunstein disapprove of the snitch program instituted by the White House asking supporters to report “fishy” arguments against health care reform to flag@whitehouse. gov?
But to approve of X is to think or feel that X is good or right: to disapprove is to think or feel that it is bad or wrong.
Mozilla has submitted its browser which isn't a browser for disapproval by the App Store team, though hopefully they won't -- disapprove, that is.
Gallup has also shown a narrowing of his approve/disapprove, which is the lowest today it has been in months (though it is still a very healthy net +31%).
In addition, 45% approve of Obama's handling of health care, while 46% disapprove, which is up from his 41%-47% score last month.
This results in a 33% approval rating, but lumps too hot with too cold, which are diametrically opposed results thrown into the same 66% "disapprove" group.
Without refining the "disapprove" group into WHY they disapprove, this is political posturing.
Now, Senator Lisa Murkowski and 41 cosponsors have proposed that Congress "disapprove" the legal finding that carbon emissions are a danger to health.
So I'm guessing the GQ staff might have voted "disapprove" in the approval poll.
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