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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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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.
Jackson looked at his watch, glancing disapprovingly.
When I described my symptoms, however, something I said caused him to smirk a little and remark disapprovingly, "Aha.
For example, as the AMA statement notes disapprovingly, "many hospitals, clinics and malpractice insurance carriers continue to ask questions that inappropriately focus on psychiatric diagnoses and require review of medical records.
Although her marriage to the Jewish publisher Theodor Cohn (who died in 1936) was early on noted disapprovingly by Adolf Bartels in his racist history of German literature, Viebig was never banned during the Third Reich, and even after her son's emigration in 1936 her work continued to be published and she was celebrated by the press on her eightieth birthday in 1940 as a Heimat writer.
On another occasion, a bunch of be-shell suited chavs, swigging strong lager from cans and smoking like angry volcano gods in defiance of the 'No Smoking - Minimum Fine pounds 50' signs, swore callously at anyone who had the audacity to look at them disapprovingly.
So many Irish settlers followed Ned Ryan to the area that in the 1850s the Presbyterian Reverend John Dunmore Lang disapprovingly called the Galong and Boorowa districts a "paradise of the Ryans" and "a veritable slice of the County of Tipperary".
necrophilia people begun to scuff and talk disapprovingly.
Leo Sprietsma quoted disapprovingly in his letter, "It would be unthinkable that hands which touch the Body of Christ in the Eucharist should touch the body of a woman," is truly awful (NCR, Aug.
You are too dramatic," Jenny, 13, said disapprovingly.
The article notes disapprovingly that Mahler did not really believe in the Last Judgment, and quotes from the composer's own program notes to prove the point: "There is no punishment and no reward.