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Examples of disapprobation in a sentence
the constant disapprobation of critics
there was widespread disapprobation of their mixed marriage in that narrow-minded community
Did You Know?
Disapprobation is not only a synonym of "disapproval" but a relative as well. Both words were coined in the mid-17th century by adding the prefix dis-, meaning "the opposite or absence of," to earlier and more "approving" words: synonyms "approbation" and "approval." The Latin verb approbare, meaning "to approve," is an ancestor of both of those words. Another descendant of "approbare" in English is "approbate," which, as you may have guessed by now, means "to approve."
First Known Use of disapprobation
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