What does disapprobation mean?

Definitions for disapprobationˌdɪs æp rəˈbeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disapprobation, condemnation(noun)

    an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

    "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"


  1. disapprobation(Noun)

    An act or expression of condemnation or disapproval, especially on moral grounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disapprobation(noun)

    the act of disapproving; mental condemnation of what is judged wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; feeling of censure

  2. Origin: [Pref. dis- + approbation: cf. F. dsapprobation. Cf. Disapprove.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disapprobation

    dis-ap-prob-ā′shun, n. censure: dislike.—adjs. Disap′probātive, Disap′probātry.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disapprobation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disapprobation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.

  2. John Stuart Mill:

    The maxims are, first, that the individual is not accountable to society for his actions, in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself. Advice, instruction, persuasion, and avoidance by other people if thought necessary by them for their own good, are the only measures by which society can justifiably express its dislike or disapprobation of his conduct. Secondly, that for such actions as are prejudicial to the interests of others, the individual is accountable, and may be subjected either to social or to legal punishment, if society is of opinion that the one or the other is requisite for its protection.

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