disapprobation

If you show up for Thanksgiving dinner an hour late and covered in mud from a tag football game, your parents will give you a look of disapprobation. This means they seriously disapprove of your actions, despite the fact that you scored the winning touchdown.

Disapprobation is a noun for the state of total disapproval and condemnation. It is often used in conjunction with a moral or social offense. Acts such as stealing an old lady's purse, defying your teachers or parents, vandalizing, or being a lying sneak are all things that are going to earn you disapprobation. But if you decide to change your evil ways and do something wonderful to earn praise, you'll find yourself back on the side of approbation.

DEFINITIONS OF: disapprobation

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n an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

Synonyms:
condemnation
Antonyms:
approbation
official recognition or approval
Types:
animadversion, censure
harsh criticism or disapproval
demonisation, demonization
to represent as diabolically evil
interdict
an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
Type of:
disapproval
the expression of disapproval
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