Definition of disapproving in US English:

disapproving

adjective

  • Expressing an unfavorable opinion.

    ‘he shot a disapproving glance at her’
    • ‘She saw Darcy giving her a rather disapproving look.’
    • ‘When confronted by their disapproving commanding officer, one of the soldiers says he doesn't know why they're even there.’
    • ‘The other paramedic, an aging man with a paunch and chronically disapproving eyes, nodded at my beer jug.’
    • ‘Elizabeth met his teasing glance with a small disapproving frown.’
    • ‘Darcy looked at her in a disapproving fashion.’
    • ‘The inference that his disapproving father pushed him away from home is clear.’
    • ‘I think there was a disapproving eyebrow at the time.’
    • ‘Some men maintained protective intergenerational boundaries by distancing themselves from disapproving parents.’
    • ‘There was a disapproving cry from the men watching.’
    • ‘Male respondents made similar statements about disapproving in-laws.’
    • ‘In Japan, Tokyo's security goals are confronted by disapproving views on militarism.’
    • ‘Even at his most disapproving, Neuhaus demonizes no one.’
    • ‘Her lips were turned down in a disapproving frown.’
    • ‘She turned to find herself faced once again with the disapproving glance of William.’
    • ‘Disapproving critics compared Wyeth's dry, crisp surfaces to dead leaves.’
    • ‘In fact, one of the most publicized disapproving voices has arisen from the band itself.’
    • ‘He could not, however, fail to discern her disapproving gaze.’
    • ‘An email from another disapproving reader appeared to concede that the exercise regime might be useful.’
    • ‘A severe, disapproving look flashes across the dusty figure's face.’
    • ‘Pulling up to the posh hotel in his old black Camaro, he grunted, handing his keys to the disapproving valet.’

Pronunciation

disapproving

/ˌdisəˈpro͞oviNG//ˌdɪsəˈpruvɪŋ/