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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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Therefore, the act of disapproving cannot be confirmed but by a clear evidence." He concludes his speech with a statement by Imam Nawawi "Disapproving breastfeeding is not confirmed depending on a mere suspicion in breastfeeding or on the number of the forbidden breastfeeding because what is approved cannot be disapproved by only a suspicion."{AL-Nawawi, n.d}.
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The proportion of Filipinos disapproving of the administration's performance in increasing the pay of workers rose from 23 percent in March to 30 percent in June, while those who disapproved of the administration's poverty reduction efforts also increased from 26 percent to 33 percent.
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