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disapprobation (noun) disapproval.

Your disapproval of something that you think is morally wrong is your disapprobation of it. Your disapproval of your friend, or someone close to you indulging in crime, is your disapprobation of it. You look with disapprobation if you find youngsters drinking too much. That is, you disapprove of it.

  • The father, a wildlife conservationist, expressed his strong disapprobation of his son's enthusiasm for bullfights. The father considered it sadistic to watch bullfights.
  • Susan and Sam's marriage, which either's parents were against, was met with the disapprobation of even their other elders, who felt their marriage was not in the best interests of either.
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