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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 school kilt, 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 poll indicates that a higher percentage of voters now disapprove of the agreement, 44 percent, than approve, 40 percent.
Among self-identified Republicans, 90 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
About 38% disapprove of the reform at the State-owned and heavily indebted railways BDZ Holding, which includes mass layoffs, cancelation of a number of trains, and increased fares a of those disapproving a 37% are State servants, 27% work for the private sector, 27% have college degrees, and every second is a supporter or follower of the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.
Fifty-five percent disapprove of how the state Legislature is handling education; 21 percent approve.
Eleven per cent say they disapprove because they "don't like him" and 10 per cent because he "doesn't care about average people".
Many were reluctant to bring up the subject, with 38 per cent feeling that most GPs disapprove of the use of complementary medicine.
13 Zogby news release headlined "Parents Disapprove of Current Sex Education Teachings, Zogby Poll Reveals" the lead notes that "parents overwhelmingly disapprove of the subject matter, termed 'comprehensive sex education,' that is currently used in schools.
The act provides that a contractor is entitled to invoice an owner for monthly payment requisitions and, upon delivery of an invoice and all contractually required documentation, the owner is required to approve or disapprove the requisition within 12 business days.
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.
If you disapprove of cigarette smoking, for instance, you won't want your children to be tempted by cigarette ads and may ask the government to ban the ads.
This opposition may have extended to a decision last week to end the legislative session on November 28 (rather than November 30, as previously scheduled), in the mistaken belief that the earlier date would allow legislative action to disapprove the rule in the new session that commences in January, 2007.
Just 17% of respondents say they approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as President, while 73% said they disapprove.
Even among those who said they disapprove of Obamacare, 59 percent still disapproved of the shutdown.