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Definition of "disapprove" []

  • To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn. (verb-transitive)
  • To refuse to approve; reject. (verb-transitive)
  • To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking. (verb-intransitive)
  • To consider wrong, bad, etc (verb)

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.

  • To withhold approval from (verb)

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Use "disapprove" in a sentence
  • "According to the Quinnipiac poll, Americans by an 18-point margin disapprove of the job President Barack Obama's doing on health care."
  • "And yet, does Sunstein disapprove of the snitch program instituted by the White House asking supporters to report “fishy” arguments against health care reform to [email protected] gov?"
  • "But to approve of X is to think or feel that X is good or right: to disapprove is to think or feel that it is bad or wrong."