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Definition of "disapprobation" [dis•ap•pro•ba•tion]

  • Moral disapproval; condemnation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disapprobation" in a sentence
  • "Here the witness paused with every appearance of looking for some token of disapprobation from the crowd."
  • "She wished to have conversed first upon the affairs of Eugenia with Edgar: but to name to him whither she was herself going, when she could not possibly name why; to give to him a surprise that must recoil upon herself in disapprobation, was more than she could endure."
  • "That the sixteenth chapter of Mr.G. did not excite the same or greater disapprobation, is a proof of the unphilosophical and indeed fanatical animosity against Christianity, which was so prevalent during the latter part of the eighteenth century. —"