Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
disapproval /,disə'pru:vəl/
  • danh từ
    • sự không tán thành, sự phản đối; sự chê
Concise Dictionary
+a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
+the expression of disapproval
+an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
+the act of disapproving or condemning

Thesaurus Dictionary
disapprobation, condemnation, censure, criticism, reproof, reproach, objection, exception, disfavour, displeasure, dissatisfaction:
The council voiced their disapproval of holding a carnival in the village square.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
[U] ~ (of sb/sth) a feeling that you do not like an idea, an action or sb's behaviour because you think it is bad, not suitable or going to have a bad effect on sb else: disapproval of his methods + to show / express disapproval + He shook his head in disapproval. + She looked at my clothes with disapproval. + There was a look of strong disapproval on my parents' faces.
Collocation Dictionary


Several countries have expressed their strong disapproval of the law.
| faint, mild | widespread | official | public
The decision met with widespread public disapproval.
| moral, social


There was more than a note of disapproval in her voice.


express, mark, register, show
To mark his disapproval he refused to go to the wedding. Her face registered her disapproval. The students are showing their disapproval by refusing to attend lectures.
| feel, sense
Even at this distance she could sense his disapproval.


in ~
Her lip curled in disapproval.
| with ~
Harold noted the boy's earring with disapproval.
| ~ at
She was stiff with disapproval at the notion.
| ~ of
his disapproval of Wallace's conduct


a chorus/roar of disapproval
There was a chorus of disapproval from the crowd.
| an expression/a frown/a look of disapproval
Seeing the look of disapproval on the doctor's face, I put out my cigarette.
| a murmur/sniff of disapproval
Dr Ali gave a great sniff of disapproval.

Random quote: It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.: General Douglas MacArthur

Latest queries: greenfly, extensive, audience, second, now and then, grew, crossover, gridlock, oblong, cypher, grinch, grizzly, pragmatics, financial, yearlong, desiccation, grotto, raising, gratifying, disapproval,

Updated: 14/03/2018: A new open-source Javascript engine/library named Howler has been employed to handle audiofile. Enjoy pronunciation!

Optional: 01/2018:Picture Dictionary

Updated: 05/06/2018:List of Academic Words

Updated: 03/2019: Learning by reading annotated text, reliable state of art and updated news