Definition of 'disapprove'
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Your mum may disapprove but this is your life and not hers. The Sun (2014)She may feel defensive about her new boyfriend and fear that you may disapprove. The Sun (2014)Yet at classical concerts there are aficionados who disapprove when people clap between movements. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They feel people will disapprove of them or put them down if they are honest. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)There are people who strongly disapprove of the growth of the culture of images. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That song is about being in a relationship that people around you disapprove of. The Sun (2014)She also hit out at people who disapprove of working mothers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there are always going to be people who disapprove. The Sun (2012)But many people disapprove of this cull and are protesting against it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It does not allow that subjects such as music or dancing be denied to pupils on the ground that some religious people disapprove. Times, Sunday Times (2014) People disapproved this time, too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My mother would also disapprove. The Sun (2011)I know most people would disapprove but it doesn't feel wrong to us. The Sun (2012)A mother who disapproved didn't help. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He said: 'I disapprove of that immensely. The Sun (2012)I know people will disapprove. The Sun (2016)And disapproval disturbs me, especially when the disapproving ones are people I care about. Christianity Today (2000)You may disapprove of what I say, but you will defend to the death my right so say it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Used Occasionally. disapprove is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'disapprove'
British English: disapprove VERB
If you disapprove of something or someone, you feel or show that you do not like them or do not approve of them.
Most people disapprove of such violent tactics.
Definition of disapprove from the Collins English Dictionary
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