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Synonyms for disapproval
ˌdɪs əˈpru vəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disapproval(noun)

    a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing

    disfavour, dislike, disfavor

    approval, blessing, commendation, approving

  2. disapproval(noun)

    the expression of disapproval

    disfavour, dislike, disfavor

    approving, approval, commendation, blessing

  3. disfavor, disfavour, dislike, disapproval(noun)

    an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group

    disfavour, dislike, disfavor

    blessing, approval, commendation, approving

  4. disapproval(noun)

    the act of disapproving or condemning

    disfavour, dislike, disfavor

    blessing, approval, commendation, approving


  1. disapproval(noun)



  2. disapproval(noun)

    The act of disapproving, an expression of condemnation.



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disapproval

    Blame, censure, and disapproval may either be felt or uttered; comment, criticism, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, and reproof are always expressed. The same is true of admonition and animadversion. Comment and criticism may be favorable as well as censorious; they imply no superiority or authority on the part of him who utters them; nor do reflection or reprehension, which are simply turning the mind back upon what is disapproved. Reprehension is supposed to be calm and just, and with good intent; it is therefore a serious matter, however mild, and is capable of great force, as expressed in the phrase severe reprehension. Reflection is often from mere ill feeling, and is likely to be more personal and less impartial than reprehension; we often speak of unkind or unjust reflections. Rebuke, literally a stopping of the mouth, is administered to a forward or hasty person; reproof is administered to one intentionally or deliberately wrong; both words imply authority in the reprover, and direct expression of disapproval to the face of the person rebuked or reproved. Reprimand is official censure formally administered by a superior to one under his command. Animadversion is censure of a high, authoritative, and somewhat formal kind. Rebuke may be given at the outset, or in the midst of an action; animadversion, reflection, reprehension, reproof, always follow the act; admonition is anticipatory, and meant to be preventive. Check is allied to rebuke, and given before or during action; chiding is nearer to reproof, but with more of personal bitterness and less of authority. Compare CONDEMN; REPROVE.

    admonition, animadversion, blame, censure, check, chiding, comment, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, objurgation, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reproof, reproval, upbraiding

    applause, approbation, approval, commendation, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, praise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disapproval(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disapproval(n)

    disapprobation, dislike, disfavor

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  1. Abu Dhabi-owned City:

    English football has a proud history based on opportunity for all clubs and the game has been unanimous in Abu Dhabi-owned City disapproval of a closed league.

  2. Omar Jadwat:

    President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people.

  3. Author Unknown:

    Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.

  5. Pete Sessions:

    The conference looks at things sometimes as approval or disapproval on how they want to proceed. I offer no real argument at that, we've talked it over and some people like steak and some people like seafood. I'm a steak guy.

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    An antonym for "pesky"
    • A. pestilent
    • B. plaguey
    • C. pettish
    • D. agreeable

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