disapproval disapproval  /dɪs ə ˈpru vəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
  2. (n) the expression of disapproval
  3. (n) an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
  4. (n) the act of disapproving or condemning

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Usage(s):

  1. At the beginning of July, Obama's approval rating was 57% with a 33% disapproval rating.
  2. Those that have such features usually serve liquor, which is forbidden to the under-21 crowd by law in 47 states and by the stern disapproval of many parents in all 50 states.
  3. The leadership plans to propose a resolution of disapproval this week if the South Carolina Republican doesn't publicly apologize to Congress.

News

  1. Analysis: Turkey's history of military coups hangs over protests

    By Ralph Boulton and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's "pashas", the generals who once made politicians quake at the mere hint of disapproval, are staying silent as riots sweep the nation. Today the words "military coup" are nowhere to be heard, a tribute perhaps to the prime minister now accused of trampling on democracy. Until recently Turkish army chiefs repeatedly got rid of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. The Caucus: Poll Finds Disapproval of Record Collection, but Little Personal Concern

    Most Americans expressed disapproval about the government’s collecting phone records of “ordinary” Americans, but they showed little concern about their own communications being monitored.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Poll Finds Disapproval of Record Collection, but Little Personal Concern

    Most Americans expressed disapproval about the government's collecting phone records of “ordinary” Americans, but they showed little concern about their own communications being monitored.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "I do believe that if you really believe that this is doomed to failure and is going to cost American lives, then you should do what's necessary to prevent it from happening rather than a vote of 'disapproval,'" McCain said.
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "A vote of disapproval will set the stage for additional Iraq legislation, which will be coming to the House floor," said Speaker Pelosi of California, who underscored the significance of the debate by delivering the first speech.
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Forbes

  3. "Our resolution of disapproval is not an attempt to embarrass the president," Senator Joseph Biden said, rejecting these claims.
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Joe Biden Source: InTheNews.co.uk

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