frown upon

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frown upon

To show one's disapproval of something. I just know my mother frowns upon my decision to go to a state school. Please stop frowning upon my choice and support me!
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I hope the city managers, who have further decided to keep these obviously gifted and brilliant employees, will have the forethought to properly instruct them that the city also frowns upon arson, rape and murder, in the case that some confusion still remains.
But this establishes a national policy that frowns upon the keeping of these exotic animals as pets.
Dench's character, the mother of Gwendolen who frowns upon Jack's intentions, is usually played for laughs, but here, Dame Judi turns her into yet another one of her commandingly stern terrors.
This country rewards hard work and frowns upon laziness.
Society typically frowns upon people owning bears, lions and other exotic animals as pets.
He also sticks to a food plan - the group frowns upon the word diet - and jogs three miles every day.