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disapproval

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disapproval

  1. refusal to accept as right or desirable <thus far, every one of her boyfriends has met with her parents' disapproval> Synonyms deprecation, disapprobation, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, displeasure Related Words disrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, opposition Near Antonyms acclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathy Antonyms approbation, approval, favor





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