disapproving disapproving  /dɪs ə ˈpru vɪŋ/


  • (adj) expressing or manifesting disapproval


  1. President Obama's approval is at 55 percent, with 44 percent disapproving.
  2. Also from the poll: President Obama has a 62% job approval rating, with 24% disapproving.
  3. Today, Obama's job approval stands at 49%, with 44% disapproving - a twenty-five point net drop in just eight weeks.


  • Iran says Egyptian army interference is 'unacceptable'

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Monday called the Egyptian army's ousting of president Mohamed Mursi "unacceptable" and said Israel and the West did not want to see a powerful Egypt. The comments from Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi were more disapproving than his immediate reaction last Thursday, when he merely called for the Egyptian people's "legitimate demands" to be fulfilled. ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "As if shoving a trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare down the throat of a disapproving American public wasn't enough, apparently the Obama administration intends to arrogantly circumvent the American people yet again by...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "In disapproving an exclusive machine-or-transformation test, we by no means foreclose the Federal Circuit's development of other limiting criteria that further the purpose of the Patent Act," Kennedy said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: The Associated Press

  3. Paterson says while he takes "no satisfaction in disapproving the legislation" he cannot accept the legislature's $400 million of what he calls irresponsible spending.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: David Paterson Source: NY1

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