What are some opposite words for approval?

Antonyms for approval
əˈpru vəl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term approval.

Wiktionary

  1. approvalnoun

    An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

    Words of approval never seem to come from him.

    Synonyms:
    commendation

  2. approvalnoun

    Synonyms:
    approbation, sanction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approval

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approvingnoun

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

    Synonyms:
    approving, thanksgiving, commendation, benediction, blessing, favourable reception, favorable reception, grace, boon

  2. approvalnoun

    a feeling of liking something or someone good

    "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, blessing

  3. approval, favorable reception, favourable receptionnoun

    acceptance as satisfactory

    "he bought it on approval"

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, blessing

  4. approval, commendationnoun

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, citation, blessing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. approvalnoun

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

    Synonyms:
    approbation, sanction, commendation, liking, indorsement

How to use approval in a sentence?

  1. Mohammed Naiem Asadi:

    USCIS confirms approval of parole on the basis of DOD evidence related to the direct threat... please issue parole document and coordinate flight processing.

  2. The USCP:

    The USCP agrees a stand-alone counter-surveillance unit would be valuable. However, in order to fully implement this recommendation, the Department would require additional resources for new employees, training, and vehicles as well as approval from Congressional stakeholders.

  3. Li Qiang:

    We believe the approval came because of a better China-U.S. relationship, which has improved since the APEC meeting.

  4. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp:

    Given the favorable data, enhanced testing, and approval of our healthcare professionals, we will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schoolsand massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday.

  5. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

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