• WordNet 3.6
    • n disapproval the act of disapproving or condemning
    • n disapproval an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    • n disapproval the expression of disapproval
    • n disapproval a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Zion, Illinois - located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago - was founded by the followers of John Alexander Dowie, whose Christian Catholic Church disapproved of pharmacies, doctors, theaters or dance halls. Smoking, drinking and the eating of pork also was prohibited in town.
    • n Disapproval Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disapproval The act of disapproving; disapprobation; dislike.
    • n disapproval Synonyms See disapprobation.
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.”
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    “Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.”
  • Voltaire
    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
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    “Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Should a nation which attacks and occupies foreign territory in the face of United Nations disapproval be allowed to impose conditions on its own withdrawal?”


In literature:

Florence made a gesture of disapproval.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
You disapprove of him.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Gordon had conveyed to her, in rather subtle fashion, his disapproval of Roger.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
When Mrs. Zelotes had greeted her daughter-in-law and Eva, she looked with disapproval at Amabel.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Surrounded by disapproving countenances, and opinions contrary to his own, he felt himself uncomfortable.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
Of Joan he disapproved, and Doris was a type apart.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
The previous day she had taken a horseback ride with a man of whom Ellison strongly disapproved.
"Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories" by Florence Finch Kelly
Her glance had a certain note of disapproval as it took in her friend's black dress, which did not escape that observant young person.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
Elizabeth did not disapprove of The Kid.
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
Then the meeting was open, and to some of the things said, Helen listened with indignant disapproval.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland

In poetry:

Dr. Clifford
And I have differed.
He disapproves of gin;
I disapprove of sin.
"Clerihew – The Reverend Clifford" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"My trembling tongue its aid denies;
For thou may'st disapprove;
Then read it in my ardent eyes,
Oh! read the tale of love.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Without end
Do I think of you and so
Come to me at night.
For on the path of dreams at least,
There's no one to disapprove!
"Without end" by Ono no Komachi
She whitened. 'Enough…. Since you disapprove
I'll yield in silence, and never move
Till my last pulse ticks
A footstep from the domestic groove.'
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
My parents also I am bound, to love,
To honour, and in poverty relieve,
I ne'er must do the thing, they disapprove,
But due obedience to their orders give:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
Then cometh a sad day, when with a poignant sting
Lost opportunities shall speak to us reproachfully;
And ours shall be the disapproval of the King--
"Discourteous to these, my creatures, ye have wounded Me."
"Be Courteous" by Hattie Howard

In news:

At Princeton on Monday, Justice Antonin Scalia defended his writings on homosexuality — by comparing disapproving of homosexuality to disapproving of murder.
The disapproval numbers is 35 percent.
The poll showed 51% of likely voters approving of Walker's job performance and 46% disapproving.
Shapard noted that Bartlett 's combined disapproval a year ago was 46 percent, compared with 31 percent now.
Susan Dewell said she strongly disapproves of Bartlett 's performance.
I've heard the gamut of insults — ranging from the mildly disapproving to the obscene — used by educators to describe those in their charge.
On a visit to Berlin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would persist with controversial new settlement building despite his allies' disapproval.
On a visit to Berlin , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would persist with controversial new settlement building despite his allies' disapproval.
He accused the city agency of targeting Guerra's Adorable Petz business because they disapproved of breeders .
The PDL party of Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday that its walkout from a parliamentary confidence vote was a signal of its disapproval of.
Whitney Houston's Mother Disapproves of Bobbi Kristina's ' Brotherly ' Romance.
Kansas student tweeted her disapproval of Gov Sam Brownback .
UK leader Gordon Brown in an interview in the Financial Times out on Tuesday voiced disapproval of imposing a mandatory cap .
President Obama has a disapproval rating of 46 percent, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Illinois Wesleyan men's coach Ron Rose disapproves of a call during the Titans' 71-65 loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday.

In science:

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Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
The result in the previous section actually does not disapprove the genotype-based association, since HWE in real data is often violated, even if it is not significantly violated.
Genotype-based Case-Control Analysis, Violation of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, and Phase Diagrams
He is arguing against routine treatment of ADHD and high cholesterol (with which your most attention-deficited author agrees, but she claims that Viagra and hormone replacement, to which he also ob jects, fall in the class with eye glasses and hearing aids; well maybe he disapproves of those as well).
Astrophysics in 2006
He considered the redundancy of language as a design challenge rather than a necessary feature; he disapproved of equivocal words and synonyms and baulked at the ine(cid:11)ective design decisions of previous generations of language speakers.
Structural Tags, Annealing and Automatic Word Classification
We have thus, in essence, interchanged the role of approving c with disapproving c′ and vice versa, as they have the same effect in relation to the candidates.
The Complexity of Manipulating $k$-Approval Elections