disapprovingly disapprovingly


  • (adv) showing disapproval


  1. The boys in the field class looked upon this serious girl disapprovingly until they saw her vault a fence and follow the party without assistance.
  2. In his column in the China Daily, Xu Yihe writes disapprovingly of Jiajia, a friend's pampered daughter who barely budges to prepare for school in the morning.
  3. Until last January ECA and the State Department mission did little but cluck disapprovingly at the financial shenanigans of the South Korea government.


  • ROBERT DEWITT: Splitting wood sparks satisfaction

    ECHOLA | My sister-in-law asked me if I had found a fallen tree or cut one down to get the firewood I was splitting Saturday. When I responded that I cut one down, she looked at me disapprovingly.
    on August 14, 2013     Source: The Tuscaloosa News


  1. For instance, take the passage just before the end when Horsley begins to prepare a fix before stopping to admonish the audience: "Don't look at me so disapprovingly : So what if heroin kills you, life kills you."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Sebastian Horsley Source: The Guardian (blog)

  2. "(Obama) would be the guy the jocks didn't choose to towel snap," Nugent said, "but he would kind of stand there looking disapprovingly while they towel snapped. Whereas McCain would be more likely to towel-snap you, and Sara Palin would make out...
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Benjamin Nugent Source: Trading Markets (press release)

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