Definition of approving adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

approving

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adjective
BrE BrE//əˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
 
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showing that you believe that somebody/something is good or acceptable He gave me an approving nod. opposite disapprovingExtra examples Her comments were less than approving. My father wasn’t approving of the idea. Their approving grandmother looked on fondly.
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