Antonyms for approval

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-proo-vuh l
Phonetic Transcription : əˈpru vəl

Definition of approval

Origin :
  • 1680s, from approve + -al (2). According to OED, "Rare bef. 1800; now generally used instead of" approvance (1590s, from French aprovance).
  • noun authorization
  • noun good opinion
Example sentences :
  • The bill passed, and received the approval of the Queen, August 1, 1870.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Christine saw his approval, and was happier than she had been for weeks.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He had put her aside without a qualm; and now he met her announcement with approval.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Then the conduct of the war did not at all meet the approval of Mr. Yates.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • A man likes to have the approval of even the humblest of his fellow-creatures.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • When he ceased, all the vassals showed their approval of this speech.
  • Extract from : « Welsh Fairy Tales » by William Elliott Griffis
  • With a grunt of approval, Calendar swept the weapon up and into his pocket.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • If he could also obtain her approval he would no longer doubt of success.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The reply won from him a gesture of approval, and this gave me a reckless tongue.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • Her sister seconded her, and a chorus of approval arose from around the table.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London

Synonyms for approval

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019