Meaning of “disapprove” in the English Dictionary


"disapprove" in English

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disapproveverb [ I ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈpruːv/ us /ˌdɪs.əˈpruːv/

B2 to feel that something or someone is bad, wrong, etc.:

The survey showed that 32 percent of respondents approve, 54 percent disapprove, and the rest are undecided.
I strongly disapprove of underage drinking.

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(Definition of “disapprove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disapproveverb [ I ]

us /ˌdɪs·əˈpruv/

to think that something is wrong, or to have a bad opinion about someone:

Some people disapproved of the School Board’s decision to have students wear uniforms.
They disapproved of his conduct.

(Definition of “disapprove” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)