Antonyms of noun approval

3 of 4 senses of approval

Sense 1
blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")
       Antonym of disapproval (Sense 4)
      => disapproval -- (the act of disapproving or condemning)

Sense 2
approval -- (a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval")
       Antonym of disapproval (Sense 1)
      => disapproval -- (a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing)

Sense 4
approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")
       Antonym of disapproval (Sense 2)
      => disapproval -- (the expression of disapproval)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun approval

4 senses of approval

Sense 1
blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")
       => support -- (aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support")

Sense 2
approval -- (a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval")
       => liking -- (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin")

Sense 3
approval, favorable reception, favourable reception -- (acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval")
       => acceptance -- (the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club")

Sense 4
approval, commendation -- (a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips")
       => message, content, subject matter, substance -- (what a communication that is about something is about)

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