Definition of disapproval in English:

disapproval

noun

mass noun
  • Possession or expression of an unfavourable opinion.

    ‘Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voice’
    • ‘A few women hesitantly expressed their disapproval, but the doctor was in full flow by then.’
    • ‘Daniel pulled a face at Arthur, making clear his disapproval and dislike of Alicia's suitor.’
    • ‘Disgust or disapproval shouldn't be enough of a reason to prevent something by law.’
    • ‘I started up at him with a fiery, angry gaze, and his face contorted in disapproval and disgust.’
    • ‘Despite some voices of disapproval within the Chamber the increase was passed.’
    • ‘Privately he can hear the mutterings of disapproval and disappointment.’
    • ‘When boys were being cruel to others, I protected my status by gently expressing my disapproval.’
    • ‘In any case, even if he does complain or voice disapproval, the US will probably just go it alone anyway.’
    • ‘There is no visible change, but to the ear accustomed, it is the noise of disapproval, of distaste.’
    • ‘This he did in the face of disapproval and sharp disagreement from his peers in the West.’
    • ‘She first arrived in London in the mid-Sixties, in no doubt of her father's disapproval and contempt.’
    • ‘All present spoke with her, were curious about her, and none of them passed a hint of disapproval.’
    • ‘The diplomat explained that people were booing, an expression of disapproval.’
    • ‘Yesterday's Senate expression of disapproval was a good sign, but will die in the House.’
    • ‘It's as if a person's tentative tone allows them to retract the statement if it is met with criticism or disapproval.’
    • ‘Bus drivers have voiced their disapproval over their proposed relocation following the sale of a bus garage.’
    • ‘If I do see any fish today, I will certainly frown at them, to express my disapproval.’
    • ‘He kept his disappointments to himself, a quiet murmur of disapproval usually being as far as it went.’
    • ‘The Empress' disapproval and dislike of the new Crown Princess did not soften over time.’
    • ‘Perhaps because it made him indignant, and he wanted to express his disapproval to the world.’
    disapprobation, dislike
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Pronunciation

disapproval

/dɪsəˈpruːvl/