Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
  • intransitive verb To refuse to approve; reject.
  • intransitive verb To have an unfavorable opinion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure.
  • transitive verb To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline to sanction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To condemn; consider wrong or inappropriate.
  • verb To refuse to approve; reject.
  • verb To have or express an unfavorable opinion.

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

  • verb deem wrong or inappropriate
  • verb consider bad or wrong

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

dis- +‎ approve

Examples

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  • I disapprove of people spelling disapprove with two s's.

    February 23, 2012