disapprove of


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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 relationship between following the news closely and being more likely to disapprove of the investigation is not merely a function of Republicans (who largely oppose the investigation) disproportionately paying close attention to national political news.
Congressional Republicans fare even worse: by a 69-22 percent margin voters disapprove of their performance.
The poll said that 50 percent of American voters disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, as compared to 45 percent who approve, a drop of seven percentage points since May.
Synopsis: Gallup surveys conducted around the world last year suggest a link between the extent to which people in some regions are connected via electronic communications, including Internet access in the home, and their likelihood to disapprove of the job performance of U.S.
Among independents, 44 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove of Obama's job performance.
Synopsis: Only 9% of Americans say they disapprove of president-elect Barack Obama's choice of megachurch pastor Rick Warren to give the prayer at Tuesday's Inauguration, while 39% approve and the rest say they don't know enough about it to have an opinion.
The poll said that 46 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
At the country level, Americans (66%) and Canadians (54%) surveyed in August and September 2007 were the most likely to say they disapprove of China's leadership.
Most of the one in five voters who disapprove of the decision think US troops should stay longer.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Fifty percent of Americans now say they strongly disapprove of President George W.
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's management of the Afghanistan war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Many Americans disapprove of Congress because of party bickering or disagreements with the way Congress operates.
The only issue where most did not strongly disapprove of Obama's work was education, on which they were closely divided.
More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Bush and the Republicans in Congress, while 55% disapprove of the Democrats in Congress.
Obama's overall job-approval rating stands at 50 percent, equaling his low point in Post-ABC polling; 47 percent disapprove of the job he is doing.