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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By the time seasoned encore The Day We Caught The Train is delivered, grown men are hugging each other in that inappropriate drunken way men do, beer is flying and women tasked with reining in their partners are looking on disapprovingly - in that way women do.
The Government of Federal Republic of Germany led by Konrad Adenauer took Sri Lanka's relationship with the GDR disapprovingly and delayed the capital donation programme to Sri Lanka.
Partick Thistle fans are already preparing to tut loudly and shake their heads disapprovingly when Jackie McNamara returns to Firhill.
Put your foot down and you can watch it tut-tut disapprovingly.
All Di Canio has done is drive a wedge between himself and his first-choice goalkeeper and shown faults in his management style that prospective future employers in the bigger leagues will have noted disapprovingly.
That's why some might tut disapprovingly at our report yesterday that British visitors to the UAE are putting off paying debt repayments and home improvements so they don't have to sacrifice their sunshine break.
Though she disapprovingly notes the official efforts to ferret out unreported cases in the workers district, she seems content to accept the official figures for the "better" sections of town.
Perhaps it is in the secret hope that you will disapprovingly tell me that comics are lowbrow stuff and I shouldn't read them because they will make me 'dom'.
This sparked the issue, and now even Julia Gillard, the Australian prime minister, has spoken out disapprovingly about planking.
I thought I saw one frog looking at me disapprovingly as I approached it with a knife.
Summary: ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet must be looking disapprovingly in the direction of Germany today
(But it's worth adding that Taylor shows no interest in wagging the authorial finger disapprovingly at those decisions.
She always keeps her desk neat and shakes her head disapprovingly when another student is rude to an aquarium tour guide.
Having seen me at the Good Friday service the night before, she passed by my group in her courtyard and clucked something (disapprovingly?) in Arabic.