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



BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ//
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showing that you do not approve of somebody/something a disapproving glance/tone/look She sounded disapproving as we discussed my plans. opposite approvingExtra examples her coldly disapproving smile ‘I thought you were going to keep an eye on her’, he said in a disapproving tone. She gave him a disapproving glance.
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