disapprove of (someone or something)

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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 public also disapproves of his handling of Syria, Iran, China and Afghanistan by wide margins."
9 ( ANI ): Majority of Americans disapproves of the role played by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in handling the fiscal cliff negotiations, a new poll has found.
Mum's always been there for me and I appreciate it, but she's never liked any of the girlfriends I've had and disapproves of the girl I'm engaged to.
He disapproves of physicians' participating in suicide ("my sense is that physician-assisted suicide presents a line that society does not need to and should not cross") and paints Jack Kevorkian, roaming the countryside in his Volkswagen van of death, in frightening, disapproving colors.
"It also strongly disapproves of this kind of behaviour towards those visiting the country, especially religious pilgrims.
our months before midterm elections that will define the second half of his term, nearly six in 10 voters say they lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country, and a clear majority once again disapproves of how he is dealing with the economy.