Examples of disapproval in a Sentence
I could sense her disapproval.
They made their disapproval of our behavior very clear.
Recent Examples of disapproval from the Web
As recently as early October, polls showed Abe’s approval rating dipped below his disapproval rating.
Yet Venezuelans have increasingly been denied the right to express their disapproval, with human rights groups accusing the government of silencing critical journalists, jailing political opponents, and using violence to repress protestors.
Compare this to the 25 percent disapproval rating Trump had following Harvey and Irma, and clearly, Americans are not happy with how Trump's responding.
During a rally in Huntsville, Ala., President Trump voiced his disapproval on NFL players protesting during the national anthem.
That has risen just a bit during hurricane season but is still underwater in post–Labor Day surveys — at 39.5 percent approval, 56 percent disapproval.
When asked about the decision in 2002 to change the college’s name, a move that met with disapproval from some alumni, Lightner explained that it was done for both financial reasons and to create a clearer image for the school.
As generally used, therefore, populism is not a neutral, dispassionate description but a ‘boo’ word employed to discredit those called populist or at least to indicate disapproval of them.
The concert attracted protesters, who criticized Kid Rock's use of the Confederate flag during his performances and his disapproval of NFL players that don't stand for the national anthem.
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First Known Use of disapproval
Synonymsdeprecation, disapprobation, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, displeasure
Antonymsapprobation, approval, favor
Related Wordsdisrelish, distaste; rejection, thumbs-down; blame, censure, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, dispraise, opprobrium, reprehension, reproach, reprobation; antagonism, antipathy, hostility; belittlement, disparagement, objection, opposition
Near Antonymsacclaim, commendation, praise; endorsement (also indorsement), sanction, thumbs-up; empathy, sympathy
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