- 1have or express an unfavorable opinion about something
- 2refuse to approve of something
Using disapprove: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "disapprove" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I disapprove of the way you are treating your sister.
The committee disapproved the proposal.
Her parents disapproved of her decision to drop out of college.
The teacher disapproved of the student's behavior in class.
disapprove Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with disapprove
I disapprove of his behavior.
His plan met with disapproval from the board of directors.
The company frowns upon employees who arrive late to work.
Summary: disapprove in Brief
To 'disapprove' [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] is to express a negative opinion about something or refuse to approve of it. It can refer to a person's behavior, decision, or proposal, as in 'I disapprove of the way you are treating your sister.' The phrase 'meet with disapproval' means to be criticized or rejected by others, while 'frown on/upon something' denotes disapproval, as in 'The company frowns upon employees who arrive late to work.'