disapproval

Disapproval is what you express when you share your dislike or opposition. If you fail a class, you might worry both about your grade point average and also your parents' disapproval.

When you sense disapproval in your teacher's voice after you show her a draft of your research paper, you might want to start over. You might feel disapproval yourself when you see your friend spend money instead of saving it, or watch your dad feel the dog from his plate at the dinner table. Disapproval uses the "opposite of" prefix dis- with approval, from its Latin root approbare, "to regard as good."

Definitions of disapproval
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n an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

Synonyms:
disfavor, disfavour, dislike
Types:
doghouse
an idiomatic term for being in disfavor
reprobation
severe disapproval
Type of:
disposition, inclination, tendency
an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

n a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing

Antonyms:
approval
a feeling of liking something or someone good
Type of:
dislike
a feeling of aversion or antipathy

n the expression of disapproval

Antonyms:
approval, commendation
a message expressing a favorable opinion
Types:
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condemnation, disapprobation
an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
criticism, unfavorable judgment
disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
discouragement
the expression of opposition and disapproval
attack
strong criticism
animadversion, censure
harsh criticism or disapproval
demonisation, demonization
to represent as diabolically evil
brickbat
blunt criticism
carping, faultfinding
persistent petty and unjustified criticism
attack, blast, fire, flack, flak
intense adverse criticism
thrust
verbal criticism
potshot
criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
an act or expression of criticism and censure
slating
a severely critical attack
static
angry criticism
stricture
severe criticism
disheartenment
a communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
dissuasion
a communication that dissuades you
determent, deterrence, intimidation
a communication that makes you afraid to try something
Type of:
content, message, subject matter, substance
what a communication that is about something is about

n the act of disapproving or condemning

Antonyms:
approval, approving, blessing
the formal act of approving
Types:
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disparagement, dispraise
the act of speaking contemptuously of
condemnation
(law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)
branding, stigmatisation, stigmatization
the act of stigmatizing
belittling
the act of belittling
denigration, deprecation
the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
detraction
the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)
Type of:
assessment, judgement, judgment
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

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