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disapprove of (someone or something)

To regard someone or something as unacceptable or inappropriate. The boss frequently disapproves of our very long lunches on Friday afternoons. My mother disapproves of the length of my skirt, but I think it's just fine.
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disapprove of someone or something

to object to someone or something. I disapprove of her choice for maid of honor. Do you disapprove of me?
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The Straus results have a less-partisan twang: Among Republicans, 33 percent approve and 22 percent disapprove of his work; among Democrats, 25 percent approve and 28 percent disapprove.
At the same time, the poll revealed that a majority (61 percent) disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.
adults -- a group that includes some who initially approve of it (28%) and some who disapprove (14%) -- want to change the ACA significantly.
Approve of the way Obama is handling the situation 35% Disapprove 49 Note: Thirty-one percent of veterans approved and 57 percent disapproved.
LeapTag enhances the value of RSS feeds by enabling you to approve or disapprove of content on a personal level so that you can begin to weed out content that may fall under the tag umbrella but is not really relevant to what you want to track.
Thirty-four percent disapprove of how Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell is handling education; 21 percent approve.
Many were reluctant to bring up the subject, with 38 per cent feeling that most GPs disapprove of the use of complementary medicine.
The memo emphasized that "an overwhelming proportion of parents disapprove of the messages contained in comprehensive or 'abstinence-first' sex education.
Also, if an owner or contractor fails to approve or disapprove an invoice within the time period set forth in the act, or fails to pay the undisputed invoice amount within the time limits provided in the act, the contractor or subcontractor may suspend its performance after first providing the owner with not less than ten day's written notice.
The congressional drive comes at a time when religious Americans are telling pollsters that they disapprove of church-based politicking.
Senate and House of Representatives both voted to disapprove the OSHA ergonomics standard in March.
Trump's job approval rating now stands at 42 percent, while 50 percent disapprove of his handling of the presidency, according to the poll.
Another 29 percent of voters neither approve nor disapprove of the job he's doing.
Synopsis: Americans who disapprove of Trump's job performance mainly cite personality and character issues as the reason for their negative views.