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?
See also: disapprove, of
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Democrats' grading remained flat: 7 percent approve and 75 percent disapprove of federal legislators' work; in October, 8 percent approved and 76 percent disapproved.
There are many potential reasons why polling consistently shows Americans disapprove of Trump on a historic scale.
For their part, Republicans' views are little changed from one year ago -- almost nine in 10 disapprove of the ACA, and about seven in 10 prefer that it be repealed and replaced.
By 69 to 24 percent, those polled said they disapprove of Trump's response to questions about his treatment of women.
Nearly half, or 48 percent, of Filipinos disapprove of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), according to the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.
Washington, Aug 06 ( ANI ): A new poll has revealed that 51 percent of Americans disapprove of the way their representatives are handling their jobs in Congress.
People disapprove of the administration's actions, they give Barack Obama low marks on handling the situation and believe Congress should have been consulted.
People always disapprove of me - when I marry, when I divorce, when I lose weight, when I put it back on.
68% of the polled disapprove of the cabinet's retirement reform providing for a gradual increase of retirement age, which is going up by one year for both males and females in 2012.
Today the MP said: "I disapprove of the trade involving Meow Meow, legal highs or drugs in general.
On specific issues, a majority of Californians now disapprove of Obama s handling of the US economy.
3 : a group of people that disagree with, disapprove of, or resist someone or something
The software is completely ad-supported with a bit of a twist: Unlike most ad-supported software, you can actually approve or disapprove of the ads, so if you see an ad you don't like, you can disapprove and it goes away.
Nearly three in four people worldwide now say they disapprove of George Bush's handling of the campaign in Iraq.
Fifty-one percent of adults disapprove of the way Gov.