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Definition 1: the act of disapproving or condemning - [noun denoting act]

(disapproval is a kind of ...) the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

"they criticized my judgment of the contestants"

(... is a kind of disapproval ) the act of speaking contemptuously of

(... is a kind of disapproval ) (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

(... is a kind of disapproval ) the act of stigmatizing

Definition 2: an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for disapproval in the sense of this definition

(disapproval is a kind of ...) an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

"he had an inclination to give up too easily" "a tendency to be too strict"

(... is a kind of disapproval ) an idiomatic term for being in disfavor

"in the doghouse"

(... is a kind of disapproval ) severe disapproval

Definition 3: the expression of disapproval - [noun denoting communication]

(disapproval is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of disapproval ) an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

"his uncompromising condemnation of racism"

(... is a kind of disapproval ) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

(... is a kind of disapproval ) the expression of opposition and disapproval

Definition 4: a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing - [noun denoting feeling]

(disapproval is a kind of ...) a feeling of aversion or antipathy

"my dislike of him was instinctive"

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