UK [ˌdɪsæprəʊˈbeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌdɪsæprəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] formal
disapproval of someone or something that you think is immoral

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  • Disapprobation — Dis*ap pro*ba tion, n. [Pref. dis + approbation: cf. F. d[ e]sapprobation. Cf. {Disapprove}.] The act of disapproving; mental condemnation of what is judged wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; feeling of censure. We have ever expressed the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disapprobation — I noun abhorrence, admonishment, adverse comment, animadversion, aspersion, ban, bar, caviling, censure, chiding, commination, complaint, condemnation, contumely, criticism, damnation, decrial, denouncement, denunciation, deprecation,… …   Law dictionary

  • disapprobation — 1640s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + APPROBATION (Cf. approbation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disapprobation — ► NOUN ▪ strong disapproval …   English terms dictionary

  • disapprobation — [dis΄ap΄rə bā′shən] n. disapproval …   English World dictionary

  • Disapprobation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disapprobation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disapprobation disapprobation disapproval Sgm: N 1 improbation improbation Sgm: N 1 disesteem disesteem disvaluation displacency Sgm: N 1 odium odium Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • disapprobation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condemnation Nouns 1. disapprobation, disapproval; dislike. 2. (lack of approval) discommendation, demerit; blame, detraction, condemnation. 3. (criticism) animadversion, reflection, stricture, objection …   English dictionary for students

  • disapprobation — noun Date: 1647 the act or state of disapproving ; the state of being disapproved ; condemnation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disapprobation — /dis ap reuh bay sheuhn/, n. disapproval; condemnation. [1640 50; DIS 1 + APPROBATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • disapprobation — noun An act or expression of condemnation or disapproval, especially on moral grounds. Ant: approbation See Also: disapproval, disapprove …   Wiktionary

  • disapprobation — dis|ap|pro|ba|tion [ˌdısæprəˈbeıʃən] n [U] formal disapproval of someone or something because you think they are morally wrong ≠ ↑approbation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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