disapprobation love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Moral disapproval; condemnation.

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  • n. An act or expression of condemnation or disapproval, especially on moral grounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of disapproving; mental condemnation of what is judged wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; feeling of censure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling or utterance; disapproval; censure, expressed or unexpressed.
  • n. Synonyms Disapprobation and Disapproval show the same difference as approbation and approval. See approbation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable


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  • Here the witness paused with every appearance of looking for some token of disapprobation from the crowd.

    The Filigree Ball

  • She wished to have conversed first upon the affairs of Eugenia with Edgar: but to name to him whither she was herself going, when she could not possibly name why; to give to him a surprise that must recoil upon herself in disapprobation, was more than she could endure.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • That the sixteenth chapter of Mr.G. did not excite the same or greater disapprobation, is a proof of the unphilosophical and indeed fanatical animosity against Christianity, which was so prevalent during the latter part of the eighteenth century. —

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Charles assured her that she should want for nothing, and commended her for coming to him, and expressed in no measured terms his disapprobation of his father's cruel conduct, but was abruptly silenced by Louisa falling senseless on the floor.

    Isabel Leicester A Romance by Maude Alma

  • You will come here; you will observe what the artists are doing; and you will sometimes speak a disapprobation in plain words, and sometimes by a no less expressive silence.

    Selected English Letters

  • My duty to him was my point of honour; his disapprobation was the one thing which I could not bear.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

  • When Walchendorp, the President of the Council, kicked his favourite hound, it was no proof of irritability of character that Tycho expressed in strong terms his disapprobation of the deed.

    The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

  • On the meeting of the legislature, the house of representatives expressed in pointed terms their disapprobation of the conduct of the governor.

    The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States

  • He expressed in the strongest terms his disapprobation of his brotherÕs conduct; assured Maria, she should never want a protector whilst he lived; that when he was settled, if she liked it, she should come to him, and if he should marry, it should be such a woman as would love and be kind to his sister.

    Simple Facts; or, the History of an Orphan

  • a synodal letter, on Sept. 6, 871, to request of him a confirmation of the acts which they sent him; but Adrian, far from acquiescing in the judgment of the council, expressed in the strongest terms his disapprobation of the condemnation of Hincmar; maintaining that, since Hincmar declared before the council that he appealed to the holy see, they ought not to have pronounced any sentence of condemnation upon him.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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