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disapproval

dis·ap·prov·al

disapproval

 
pronunciation:
dIs pru vl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of censuring or condemning, or the opinion that something should be condemned.
She said nothing about their behavior, but her disapproval was apparent.
antonyms:
admiration, approval
similar words:
censure, denunciation, objection
definition 2: a refusal to approve; rendering of a negative opinion.
Their request was met with disapproval by the committee.
antonyms:
sympathy
similar words:
blackball, disfavor, reproach
Word Parts
The word disapproval contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
prob, prov, -prove Latin root that means good; test, prove
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.