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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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When this picture was taken the girl's fox fur stole was probably a much sought-after fashion accessory, but now it would be frowned upon and she would have the anti-blood-sports lobby chasing her all the way up Northumberland Street.
Jo frowned upon the whole project and would have nothing to do with it .
The survey of 700 people quizzed drivers on courtesy and found that the motorists frowned upon the most were the nation's cabbies.
The report said that taking five minutes off to make a cup of tea was accepted, but using social websites was frowned upon.
It would be the first performance by a major Western pop star in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution which frowned upon rock music as decadent.
The notion of renewable energy is a misnomer and should be frowned upon. All forms of energy have a transformation cost.
Twice - it is frowned upon to rear-end the instructor's Buick in the parking lot
62-63), it comes as a surprise to know that such images were frowned upon by Roman writers at the time of early Christianity.
The enjoyment of wine has traditionally been understood as a legitimate experience of a blessed life, overindulgence being frowned upon because of the impropriety that can be its byproduct.
As a student in the late 1970s at Exeter Academy, I wanted nothing more than to plant a garden, but manual labor was frowned upon. I settled for running the Outdoor Club, which was considered "responsible." In actuality, it was sanctioned escape to the woods.
The nationally televised incident, which was intended to discourage public displays of affection, set off a firestorm of criticism against police brutality and revealed a generational divide in a culture where dating is frowned upon. Officers defended their actions, saying that many of the young couples were sitting in "objectionable poses." Students at the local university say they are frequently harassed by police if they are seen in public with a member of the opposite sex.
The moral tracts, on such subjects as Baptism, Modesty, and Penitence, spread over his literary career, become more rigid under the Montanist teachings which (e.g.) frowned upon infant baptism and proscribed military service and second marriages.
WHY IS FEMALE STRENGTH TRAINING STILL FROWNED UPON BY SOME COACHES?
But while transgender people are considered indigenous, homosexuality is considered an imported phenomenon and is still frowned upon."
Although the "entrance exam" may require some time, patience and money, once accepted, the new owner enters a world of stable home ownership, where turnover is consistently low and where renting is generally frowned upon. Neighbors have generally gone through the same process, with the board's objective being a quiet and trouble-free refuge for the members of the cooperative community.