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 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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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.
What has happened is that people who disapprove of the job Bush is doing have grown more intense in their feelings.
For results based on the sample of 313 adults who disapprove of the job the Supreme Court is doing, the maximum margin of sampling error is [+ or -]6 percentage points.
Similarly, a poll conducted in late 2006 and early 2007 found Germans more likely to approve than disapprove of Poland's leadership, although overall they were somewhat more likely to express disapproval -- and somewhat less likely to say they didn't know.
More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Bush and the Republicans in Congress, while 55% disapprove of the Democrats in Congress.
The poll said that 46 percent disapprove of the job Obama is doing.
Despite the tightening race, the majority of those younger voters surveyed disapprove of the way the president is handling his job (55 percent, up from 53 percent last month).
Among independents, 44 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove of Obama's job 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.
Study after study shows that when teenagers perceive that their parents strongly disapprove of them having sex, they are more likely to delay sexual activity.
Overall, 67 percent of Americans view Obama favorably, but many Americans now disapprove of the way he has handled specific issues like federal spending and budget deficit.
In all, 45 percent of voters approve and 46 percent disapprove of the president's job performance.
Base: All Adults % No 56 Yes (more secure) 43 Don't know / Decline to answer 2 TABLE 3C "Would you approve or disapprove of American agents performing any other police or inspection work in Mexico?