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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At the same time, as disapproval fell overall, so too did the percentage of those who disapprove and want the law repealed and replaced.
What's more, since LeapTag also provides the ability to filter ads in this fashion, if you have the content management tag and you get an ad for a German content management book, you can disapprove of it if, for example, you don't speak German.
Thirty-four percent disapprove of how Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell is handling education; 21 percent approve.
Please state your level of approval--strongly approve, somewhat approve, neither approve nor disapprove, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove--for a child in middle school or high school, ages 12 to 15, to be taught the following in school: Use condoms as a method of foreplay--use different colors and types and textures--think up a sexual fantasy using condoms--tell your partner how using a condom can make a man last longer--hide a condom on your body and ask your partner to find it--plan a special day when you can experiment.
Any attempt to disapprove the mercury rule in January when the new legislative session begins will fail in both the court of public opinion and in the courts of law.
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.
Even among those who said they disapprove of Obamacare, 59 percent still disapproved of the shutdown.
Approve Disapprove April 2009 Obama 62% 29% Biden 53 26 April 2012 Obama 45% 45% Biden 42 42 Note: Selected dates shown.
disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of the spill, while 83 percent
On specific issues, a majority of Californians now disapprove of Obama s handling of the US economy.
A recent Public Policy Institute of California survey found that only 35 percent of California adults approve of his job performance, down 5 percent in a month, and 53 percent disapprove.
More than half of the 1006 Americans quizzed - 53 per cent - disapprove of his overall work in office.