AskDefine | Define disapprove

Dictionary Definition



1 consider bad or wrong [ant: approve]
2 deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods" [syn: reject] [ant: approve]

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  1. To condemn; consider wrong or inappropriate.
  2. Refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion.


to condemn
  • Italian: disapprovare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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