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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To dislike or be against.

Usage examples (39)
  • I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
  • I disapprove of her child rearing methods
  • But to approve of X is to think or feel that X is good or right: to disapprove is to think or feel that it is bad or wrong.
  • In addition, 45% approve of Obama's handling of health care, while 46% disapprove, which is up from his 41%-47% score last month. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The scientist may "disapprove" (to censure, to condemn) of an incomplete process used to "disprove" (to prove false) a theory.
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