disapprove

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dis- +‎ approve

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disapprove (third-person singular simple present disapproves, present participle disapproving, simple past and past participle disapproved)

  1. (intransitive) To condemn; to consider wrong or inappropriate; used with of.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism:
      The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
    She disapproves of rap music because of its sometimes aggressive lyrics.
  2. (transitive) To refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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