Definition of disapprove:
- To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.
- To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline to sanction; as, the sentence of the court- martial was disapproved by the commander in chief.
pooh-pooh, decry, complain, frown on, winnow out, disesteem, turn away, object to, deplore, set aside, like, spurn, take a dim view of, discountenance, decline, reprobate, resist, take exception to, veto, rule out, pass up, disdain, hold no brief for, not go for, oppose, object, turn down, freeze off, reject.
- disapprove (part of speech: verb)
- prohibit (part of speech: verb)
reject (part of speech: verb)
- dislike (part of speech: verb)
Yet, so frightful were the abuses that called for radical reform, that even persons who most disapprove of the reformation will not at the present time wonder at their enactment, or disapprove of their severity.- "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
He showed his secret soul to the old man who was as much surprised as delighted at what he found there; for he had feared that Orion might not be able wholly to escape the powerful influences of Greek beguilements;- nay, he had often felt anxious lest his own son might disapprove of his having surrendered to the Arab conquerors the province entrusted to his rule, and concluded a peace with them.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
Too happy to regret what she had done, but still anxious lest the friend whose opinion was all in all to her should disapprove, she forgot time and place, and, laying her head on Euryale's shoulder, looked up at her in inquiry with her large eyes as though imploring forgiveness.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.