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disapprove

(Condemn), verb admonish, animadvert, belittle, berate, brand, call to account, cast aspersions on, cast blame upon, castigate, cavil, censure, chastise, chide, criticize, debase, declaim against, decry, denounce, deprecate, discommend, discountenance, discredit, disfavor, dislike, disparage, dispraise, dress down, exclaim against, excoriate, find fault with, fulminate against, hold up to execration, hold up to reprobation, impeach, impugn, malign, muckrake, not take kindly to, object to, objurgate, pass censure upon, pass unfavorable judgment upon, rebuke, regard as wrong, regard with blame, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, repudiate, revile, run down, scold, set oneself against, sully, take a dim view of, take exception to, take to task, think ill of, think reprehensible, think wrong, upbraid, view with disfavor, vilipend

disapprove

(Reject), verb abnegate, be against, be contrary, be opposed to, boycott, come in conflict with, condemnare, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, debunk, decline to sanction, demur, deny, deprecate, dissccord with, disagree with, disallow, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay, go against, negate, negative, not abide, not accept, not admit, not approve, not consider, not counnenance, not have any part of, not support, object, oppose, pass up, protest, rebuff, refuse, refuse assent to, refuse connent, refuse to confirm, refuse to ratify, refuse to receive, refuse to sanction, reject as inadmissable, renounce, repel, repudiate, resist, scorn, set aside, shun, side against, speak against, spurn, stand against, take exception, take exceppion to, turn away, turn down, turn from, veto, vote against, vote down, withhold approval from, withhold one's assent, withhold permission
See also: abrogate, annul, ban, blame, cavil, censor, censure, challenge, complain, condemn, conflict, confront, contemn, counter, counteract, criticize, decry, demur, denounce, deprecate, disaccord, disagree, disallow, discommend, disfavor, dissent, enjoin, except, expostulate, fault, fight, forbid, impeach, object, oppose, protest, rebuke, refuse, reject, remonstrate, renounce, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, spurn
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They exploit people's gullibility, says Mark disapprovingly -- but Melanie sticks up for the conjurors and illusionists, meanwhile trying to learn some elementary card tricks with the help of a manual.
You slip the key into your own front door, whereupon spouse looks disapprovingly of your attire.
They had no idea what was going on and stared disapprovingly at us.
All Di Canio has done is drive a wedge between himself and his first-choice goalkeeper and shown faults in his management style that prospective future employers in the bigger leagues will have noted disapprovingly.
That's why some might tut disapprovingly at our report yesterday that British visitors to the UAE are putting off paying debt repayments and home improvements so they don't have to sacrifice their sunshine break.
They're a bit short," says The Man-in-Charge, disapprovingly, when I show him my purchases.
Perhaps it is in the secret hope that you will disapprovingly tell me that comics are lowbrow stuff and I shouldn't read them because they will make me 'dom'.
While the acclaimed US show is more subtle, The Hour insists on making its characters comment disapprovingly.
The editors note disapprovingly that "while it takes an Egyptian worker between six and seven minutes to make a basic shirt, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi workers did the same job in four minutes, and for less money.
This sparked the issue, and now even Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has spoken out disapprovingly about planking.