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 ofdancing, 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
- verb To have or express an
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb deem wrong or inappropriate
- verb consider bad or wrong
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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?
According to the Quinnipiac poll, Americans by an 18-point margin disapprove of the job President Barack Obama's doing on health care.
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.
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.
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.