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Pronunciation:  `disu'proovul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of disapproving or condemning
  2. [n]  an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
  3. [n]  the expression of disapproval
  4. [n]  a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing

DISAPPROVAL is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disfavor, disfavour, dislike
 Antonyms: approval, approval, approval, approving, blessing, commendation
 See Also: assessment, branding, condemnation, condemnation, content, criticism, disapprobation, discouragement, dislike, disparagement, disposition, dispraise, doghouse, inclination, judgement, judgment, message, reprobation, stigmatisation, stigmatization, subject matter, substance, tendency, unfavorable judgment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`ap*prov"al\, n.
Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.

Thesaurus Terms
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