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adjective uk   /ˌdɪs.əˈpruː.vɪŋ/ us  
showing that you feel something or someone is bad or wrong: a disapproving look
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
They looked at her disapprovingly.
Translations of “disapproving”
in Chinese (Traditional) 表示反對的,表示不贊成的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表示反对的,表示不赞成的…
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